News and Commentary Barriers and Belief Systems Webinar Series: Exploring the Barriers to Inclusion for Nurses with Disabilities

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Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Docs with Disabilities Initiative, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center partnered to host a three-part webinar series on exploring the barriers to inclusion for nurses with disabilities.

Below, you will find the recording for each installment in the series as well as additional resources. You can also watch our webinar series, “Exploring the Barriers to Inclusion for Medical Trainees with Disabilities Webinar Series.”

All evaluations and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be found on the AACN webpage. Each recorded webinar will require a completed evaluation, and a certificate for CEU will be provided to you after submission of evaluation. You can earn 1 credit per webinar, for a total of 3 CEUs. Should you have further questions, please reach out to AACN staff member, Cassie Godzik at

Nurses with Disabilities in Training and Practice 

Part one introduces the audience to nurses with disabilities in varied settings and discusses how they train and thrive in nursing with the use of accommodation.  

Removing Admissions Barriers for Nurses with Disabilities: Addressing Technical Standards

Part two identifies the key barriers for students with disabilities entering nursing, including outdated technical standards, and ableist belief systems that impact the admissions and educational process.

Addressing Disability Accommodations and Inclusion through a DEI Lens

Part three addresses the inclusion of disability as a DEI imperative and briefly covers the process for determining reasonable accommodation, common accommodations in nursing education and training, and outlines the faculty role in the process of determining and implementing accommodation.

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