A number of individuals with disabilities (as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act) are qualified to study in the School of Nursing with the use of reasonable accommodations. To be qualified to attend the School of Nursing at PLU, all individuals must be able to meet both our academic standards and the Essential Qualifications, with or without reasonable accommodations. The School of Nursing will work with the student and the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation (OAA) office to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations on a case-by-case basis and will be provided at no cost to the student.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation. While the School of Nursing will make every effort to work with our students with disabilities to accommodate their disability-related needs, it is important to note we are not required to provide requested accommodations that would fundamentally alter the essential functions or technical standards of the program. Additionally, our partnering clinical settings and organizations reserve the right to make independent decisions as to whether specific accommodations will be accepted within the clinical practice setting. Further information on nursing students with disabilities can be found at the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities.