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Support for Neurodiverse nursing staff

Guidance for neurodiverse nurses, nursing support workers and nursing students 

These pages are for neurodiverse nursing staff, student nurses and their supporters.

Some points to remember: 

  • What works will be different for each individual.
  • As many people have more than one neurodivergent condition, effects may overlap and therefore a of variety strategies and adjustments may be required.
  • Many of the divergent conditions are part of a spectrum and therefore people may not experience all of the difficulties or may do so at different levels and at different times.
  • In many cases the neurodivergent nurse is the best person to know what will work for them, along with recommendations from diagnostic reports.
  • Nurses still need to meet all the professional requirements to be safe and effective practitioners and meet standards of competency.

illustration of a member of the nursing team



illustration of a member of the nursing team


(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)