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How can I use my 20 years of experience and education from a wheelchair? I have MS and am now “disabled” but, I still have so much to offer teaching, mentoring or case management. But all require “the following physical requirements….”. Any advice?

August 3rd, 2022

Can you provide Zoom classes for nurses who might need a refresher in your nursing area of expertise? Can you work as a legal nurse consultant? If you review cases for lawyers, you can usually do it at their office . Can you be an expert witness for the board of registered nursing. In California they will send you cases in your area of training for your to review. Don't expect this as a full time job though, but you get an interesting perspective on things nurses do. Good luck, I'm sure you've got a ton of knowledge many people would benefit from. Blessings

August 3rd, 2022

Telehealth is one way. Some insurance companies need nurses to also case manage. I would also look into workman's comp as sometimes they need nurses to review cases to make sure there is no fraud. You should be able to do these remotely.

August 4th, 2022

Apply anyway, get yourself an interview. Sell your education and "disability" as a positive and show them what a badass educator you can be in the right environment! After the way the world changed to accommodate living and working during a quarantine, there should be NO reason you get told you cannot do something because of your MS.

December 1st, 2022

How about remote work. Virtual education for those preparing for exams and motivational topics like Healthy nurse - able Carer. Dig into mental Health problems and educate. I'm so sorry about you're situation.