NOND with your support Makes a Difference

The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) achieved several major milestones in 2013. NOND is important to you as the voice of disability in Nursing! As we celebrate our 10th year, we have international reach.

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Your ongoing, valued support Makes a Difference

Worked with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) through NOND’s alliance agreement to organize the March 2014 policy roundtable meeting that will be held in Washington, DC.
Continued involvement of our all-volunteer board experts for the following: 1) responding to an increasing number of requests for information related to disability and accommodation in nursing; 2) providing resources to faculty in higher education and employers; and, 3) offering support for disability-related research.
Increased our website advocacy and educational resources at and our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Presented local and statewide capacity building workshops and presentations to promote the inclusion of nursing and allied health students and nurses with disabilities in the California, Illinois, New York, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin.
Continued outreach for targeted activities with other national disability organizations.

People with disabilities and chronic conditions Make a Difference

In 2014, we will continue NOND’s mission of education, advocacy, and full inclusion at local, state, national, and international levels. NOND will begin the new year assisting colleges and schools of nursing to develop policies that create a welcoming environment for students. In collaboration with ODEP through our alliance agreement, we will develop strategies to increase employment and educational opportunities in the health care sector for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Now more than ever
, we need your help to continue our exciting work of opening doors for people with disabilities in nursing education and practice. On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Final Rule: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act that makes the following changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

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    Tax-deductible donation. Please mail your check to:
    National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
    c/o Erika Magallanes, MS
    1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 736
    Chicago, IL 60608

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    Best Wishes for a Happy 2014!

    Beth Marks, RN, PhD – IL, Board President

    NOND Board of Directors
    Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN – IL, Treasurer
    Parul Arora, BSN, RN – IL
    Stacey Carroll, PhD, RN – MA
    Rosemary Ciotti, RN, MSN, CRNP – VA
    Bronwynne Evans, PhD, FAAN – AZ, First Vice President
    George Hamilton III, MPA – OR
    Bridgette Jenkins, RN, BSN, MSN—TX
    Michelle Kephart, RN, MSN – GA
    Karen J. McCulloh, RN, BS – IL, Immediate Past President & Presidential Appointee to the U.S. AbilityOne Commission
    Deborah Naddeo, BSN, RN – PA
    Randall Ward, MA, CRC, LPC – MI