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