Quote from Ftoll24
Hi Kristey -
Adderall is an amphetamine. So when they do a 10-panel urine test, adderall is a failed exam. In this regard, there is no distinction between "illegal drugs" and what I am taking. However, I've been on this medication for 8 years with a valid prescription from my family doctor.
Why am I worried about them finding out? Right or wrong, there is a stigma associated with adderall, and I would imagine certain admissions administrators would hold this against me.
The specific process is different from state to state, but an exam is generally only considered failed, if there's a positive screen without a prescription. Some states, they ask just before you give the specimen if you're on any prescription drugs, and in some states, if a positive is detected, someone from the testing company contacts you and asks if you're on any prescriptions and to see your prescription bottle.
So, getting a positive reading for amphetamines is not the same thing as failing the exam.
Also, I'd contact the disability services office at your school and get some feedback from them. Unless you have very small cohorts at your school, it's unlikely you're the only ADD nursing student. The disability services office has been through this before.