Friday, November 16, 2012

Accommodating Nurses with Disabilities (Job Accommodation Network)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

Make sure to read "Occupation and Industry Series: Accommodating Nurses with Disabilities" on the JAN website


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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has a "Fact Sheet" that summarizes the concerning issue of nursing shortages in the United States. View the Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nurses with Disabilities (by the ODEP)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN makes documents available with the understanding that the information be used solely for educational purposes. They currently have an excellent document titled, "Nurses with Disabilities" which is a part of their Accommodation and Compliance Series.

JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities Through Technology

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy will hold a live webcast called Accessibility and Emerging Technology – Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities on August 16, 2012 from 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Time. During this free event, panelists will discuss their views on the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies, cloud computing and mobile applications in the workplace. This event will be live audio-captioned and will feature a real-time Twitter feed with the hashtag #ATworks.

Learn more about this event here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jobs for Nurses with Disabilities

We have posted 8 new job opportunities for healthcare professionals with disabilities. Most of these jobs are for nurses, but some are for other types of healthcare professionals, so please take a look at these descriptions. In order to view each job post, you must log in to the "Forum" section of the members-only portion of our website:

Manager – Contracting Plan – Atlanta, GA

Case Manager – Telephonic – New York, NY

Operations Nurse – Virginia Beach, VA

VP Healthcare Management Services – Tampa, FL

Coordinator Quality Mgt RN-Plan – Atlanta, GA

Director Quality Management – Medicare – Virginia Beach, VA

Field Enrollment RN - Bronx & Upper Manhattan NY

Nurse Clinical Trainer-New York City


Please let others know about these job opportunities and thank you for supporting the disability community.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ODEP signs alliance agreement with National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

On May 7, 2012, the US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy signed an alliance agreement with National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND). You can learn about this exciting development here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Health Partners, Inc. to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Case

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged Health Partners, Inc., a rehabilitation and nursing company, with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for refusing to allow an employee to start working after she tested positive for tuberculosis on a preliminary skin test. Such conduct violates the ADA because the company regarded the employee as being disabled even though she was not contagious and did not pose a health risk to other employees.

Read more here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Calling all nurses with disabilities for a research study

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University, is conducting a study of registered nurses with permanent physical and/or sensory disabilities. The study’s purpose is to explore how closely nurse job descriptions match the actual expectations of the job. This study is part of an ongoing program of research regarding the worklife of nurses with disabilities. The study involves one interview of approximately one hour. If interested, please contact Dr. Neal-Boylan of further information at 203-392-6480 or nealboylanL1@southernct.edu.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Share your story with other nurses who have disabilities

If you're a nurse and you have a disability, you can share your story with others by joining the Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities. Membership is complimentary and you can learn from others who have already started sharing their stories. You can read those stories here in the Forum Section.