Do you need 20/20 vision to get into nursing school?

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Dear Donna,
Do you need 20/20 vision to get into nursing school?


Dear Donna replies:

Dear Dara,

No, you do not need 20/20 vision to be a nurse. I suspect you have some visual challenges if you are asking the question. There are many nurses who have visual challenges and use adaptive aids or other methods to get around it.

Visit, a Web site for nurses with disabilities. You can network with nurses with similar challenges (if indeed you have one) and even find someone to mentor you along through the process of being a nursing student and then a nurse with a disability.

My best wishes,

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek’s “Dear Donna” and author of Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional and The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career. Information about the books is available at and, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call (800) 866-0919 or visit


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    Ravindra December 8, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I am a Lowe vision disabled candidate and select as nursing officer but not give me joining because institute say no reservation for this disability what I am doing

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