Title

Accommodationg Nursing Students with Learning Disablities

Publication Date

5-1-2000

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Kathy Abriam-Yago

Second Advisor

Mary Ann Reilly

Abstract

This study examined factors that facilitated or hindered the process of accommodating learning disabled nursing students in the classroom. Surveys were mailed to 300 faculty at associate and baccalaureate degree schools of nursing. The survey focused on faculty members' degree of ease or difficulty in providing accommodations, their perceptions of the adequacy of institutional support, and their own beliefs and understanding of the accommodation process. Analysis of the 109 returned surveys suggest the majority of faculty understood the need for accommodations. The majority of respondents stated they received adequate support from their respective institutions and were able to provide the requested accommodations.

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