Hi, I feel for you, as I had to drop out of the MD program 2 semesters before it was through---from meningitis.
But, as for the Nursing program, epilepsy and all, I managed to get through it and even the day after a seizure, I still went in for rotations, and class they were a littles less restrictive with me missing things, and waived that rule for me, as long as I kept my grades up, they said it was okay.
I made it through and am an RN with a specialty in Neurology, so I work in an EMU and have for 5-6 years. Right now, I am not allowed to work more than 20 hours a week, because of the stress involved, but I love it, and it was well worth all the seizing I did, to get through it.
I also went through EMT school, and had clinical rotations in the ER and loved that, as well. I am an adrenaline junkie, and that isn't good for me with seizures.
But, it can be done, you just have to want to, and not use epilepsy or anything else as an excuse that you can't, because you can. There is no reason why people with epilepsy can't be successful and enjoy what they do in life.
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