So my full story is, I got into nursing on early acceptance since I used medication (and a high dose) in high school. I started my first year of nursing without medication though.
That was until I hit my second semester, I started failing a few of my courses, and my and my clinical placement instructor did not get along. I wanted help so I went to student disabilities and was referred to the psychologist for a fully psychoeducational evaluation.
It was a pretty long and intense evaluation, but the detail it gave me and the recommendations were great. I was able to not fail out of any of my first-year courses but I dropped clinical halfway through the semester and ended up taking it in the spring with other students who had trouble completing clinical for other reasons.
My other years went much better cause of accommodations but I still never really studied for exams, I just never missed a class. I was not a great student, but Cs get degrees.
In fourth year I got hit by some severe episode of depression in my final semester, ended up having to drop clinical which was 1 of two courses… because I had accommodations it didn’t mess up my school funding, but how nursing works I could not take it until fall of next year. I was healthy by the time I was in school again which was great, and I completed school no problem.
I didn’t graduate till spring though cause I forgot to apply to graduate. But here I am now, passed my N-clex exam in the minimum amount of questions (that’s good). And waiting for all the crap about me having ADHD and needing accommodations for my exam to get looked at for my license to be approved.
Pretty bitter how much extra crap I had to do for them cause I needed accommodations. I graduated from school and passed the exam. obviously I’m fit for practice, I had to do so much more than just a doctor’s note it was ridiculous and paperwork is so hard to me.
Hopefully, I can be a real nurse soon.
The hardest part of nursing though was having no peers with ADHD. and all the doubt I’ve received over the years from peers and even sometimes profs on my ability to be a nurse :/. luckily I had a lot of good support too.