Nisha H. on August 17, 2016
I was diagnosed with MDS on Friday May 13th 2011 and on May 6th the previous Friday I graduated college with my Associates of Science in Surgical Technology. I underwent an allogenic stem cell transplant on September 17th 2011. I took a couple years off to recover and then decided in August of 2013 to go back to college to get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I just graduated on August 6th 2016 with my BSN degree and I am applying for nursing jobs. I really would like to work on an oncology unit and have applied for a staff nurse position in the oncology department and received a call for an interview. I am wondering if I need to disclose my diagnosis during the interview? I am wondering if I disclose my diagnosis will it affect my status in obtaining the job. Also one of my references is my stem cell transplant social worker, who by the way gave me information about this website, how do I go about stating my relationship with her without disclosing my diagnosis or should I disclose this information? If you could please email back I would greatly appreciate. Also I was wondering if you have a phone number where I could contact you?