In collaboration with Specialized Support and Disability Services (SSDS), the Faculty of Nursing endeavours to accommodate students with disabilities.
SSDS serves prospective and current students at the University of Alberta, whose disabilities involve any number of conditions affecting mobility, vision, hearing, learning, and physical or mental health.
Academic accommodations are determined for students on an individual basis.Requested accommodations must be supported by the documented effects of the disability.JAN's Occupation and Industry Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations for their employees with disabilities and comply with title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Each publication in the series addresses a specific occupation or industry and provides information about that occupation or industry, ADA issues, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.If a student is “otherwise qualified”—i.e., meets the academic requirements—to participate in the degree program, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require institutions to provide reasonable accommodations for his or her disability.
To best position your campus to handle accommodation requests from students in a clinical program, you should: While these situations can be tricky to navigate, if handled with care, you can avoid disability discrimination claims.
We are committed to ensuring access to higher education experiences for a diverse student population.
The UW Office of Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and the campus community.
In the United States there are 2.6 million registered nurses (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008).
The Department of Labor has predicted that the number of nurses in the workforce will grow by 582,000 to 3.2 million nurses by the year 2018 and that there will be over one million job openings due to growth and replacement needs between 20 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008).
Managing students with documented disabilities in clinical programs can present unanticipated difficulties.