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Nurse Educ. 2016 Jan-Feb;41(1):9-12. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000212.

Success for Students and Nurses With Disabilities: A Call to Action for Nurse Educators.

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Author Affiliations: Research Associate Professor and Director, Health Matters Program, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Codirector, National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities, Washington DC (Dr Marks); and President & CEO, Karen McCulloh & Associates Consulting, Chicago, Illinois, Presidential Appointee, AbilityOne Commission, Arlington, Virginia, and Codirector, National Organization of Nurses Disabilities, Washington DC (Ms McCulloh).


This article presents a "call to action" for nurse educators to identify and implement best practices supporting the success of students with disabilities given recent federal legislative changes. Best practices for educating students with disabilities in nursing education are discussed. Increasing our understanding of disability from a variety of models--not just the medical model--will promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the nursing profession, which will enhance patient care.

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