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License with an asterisk: Court okays restricted license where ADA test accommodation used

Licensing boards have power to limit the licenses obtained through testing accommodations for disabilities, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit affirmed in an April 2 decision (Turner v. National Council of State Boards of Nursing)

The nursing candidate whose application formed the basis of the case, Barry Turner, suffers from dyslexia. In 2009, he took and failed the NCLEX-RN, the national nurse licensing exam. Turner blamed his failing grade, in part, on anxiety caused by the format of the exam, which adjusts the difficulty of the questions seen by individual candidates based on . . .

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