Leave No Nurse Behind!


Donna Maheady is one nurse I personally admire. Her passion is to help nurses who have or suffer from any disability.

I was fascinated by her book titled, “Leave No Nurse Behind” Where she talks about working with nurses who have disabilities.

Donna shares her personal story about her twenty year old daughter who has autism. When you have a child with a disability, one challenge you face is the ongoing medical and therapy needs among others.

The general society may not understand what parents and families with disabled children face and they need to be informed.



As a nurse, Donna studied her Doctoral Degree focusing on people with disabilities and began writing about disability related issues within the nursing profession.

Some of her topics include legal protection for nurses with disabilities, handicapped nurses and what they face, nurses with Rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few.

Donna started her organization for nurses with disabilities in 2001 as a non-profit, and is the founder of The Exceptional Nurse.com

On her website, she encourages students with disabilities to visit and find resources.













Donna’s’ goal in life is to help student nurses with disabilities become qualified nurses and help them continue to practice.

Professionals like teachers and healthcare workers who work with students with disabilities can find lots of information on her site.

Donna reminds me of Mother Teresa. She goes the extra mile to empower and advocate for those whom society may consider weak.

You can get in touch with Donna on her website Exceptional Nurse.



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