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Re: Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?
      01/25/03 10:45 AM

I don't have any personal experience with this, but unless your nursing job has a really high risk of blood to blood contact, I don't see how there's any grounds for rejecting you just on the basis of your HIV status. Hey, have you asked the people in the workplace forum? There's gotta be someone who's asked this question before.

Now I feel dumb for not having any really useful information. I'm sorry! I hope more people respond soon so I don't feel so stupid. :)

Good luck, and keep fighting! You should be aggressive. Keep calling those chairpersons. There's no harm done, after all, if you're just very eager to get their thoughts on your chances of admission. I wouldn't push the HIV+ thing if you don't have to, though. I don't necessarily agree that you're doing the ethical thing by contacting these people before you've even applied to, or been accepted by, the nursing school. What's the point? You wouldn't tell them in advance that you have hepatitis, or that your left leg was amputated. They should be accepting you on your merits, not despite your illness. You'll need to tell them about the HIV once you've been accepted anyway, I think there's a lot of forms to fill out and such. Don't think you're doing either them or you a favor by volunteering information you don't need to give.



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* Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse? Richie 01/24/03 07:18 PM
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. * Re: Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse? Anonymous   01/25/03 10:45 AM
. * Re: Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse? Anonymous   01/29/03 01:49 PM
. * Re: Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse? Anonymous   02/11/03 09:35 AM
. * Re: Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse? Anonymous   01/29/03 01:46 PM

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