Can our medical histories be used against us? - page 5

This may seem like a silly question, but since I truly don't know the answer, I'll ask anyway! :chuckle A student friend of mine wondered about our medical histories and if it would have any... Read More

  1. by   Atheos
    I got into nursing school. MY counselor/adviser and professors know about my Bipolar, I also informed them of my effexor, xanax and lithium...

    No problems. I had MORE problems getting my MD driver's license...
  2. by   uscstu4lfe
    i think they can hold it against you. for instance, i doubt they would want someone in the program that has paranoid schizo or something like that.
  3. by   Atheos
    Quote from uscstu4lfe
    i think they can hold it against you. for instance, i doubt they would want someone in the program that has paranoid schizo or something like that.
    Schools can't use medical issues against you. The Americans with Disabilities Act prevents it. Or at least deems it illegal.

    However the BON can use it against you.
  4. by   uscstu4lfe
    They would find a way to keep you from entering the program, or at least find a way to X you from the program. They would not say "sorry, but because of your X disorder, we will not be admitting you."

    A little off topic but it proves my point. During my 1st semester there was this very bossy student (she was middle aged, heavy set, and just damn bossy to everyone). In lecture, she did well. In clinical, she did well. They ended up saying that her care plan was bad, and gave her a chance to fix it. She came back with improvements, but it was still "inadequate." They failed her out of the program over this. A few of us saw her careplan and it was obvious that nothing was wrong with her careplan - the staff just did not want her in the program anymore.
  5. by   Atheos
    Quote from uscstu4lfe
    They would find a way to keep you from entering the program, or at least find a way to X you from the program. They would not say "sorry, but because of your X disorder, we will not be admitting you."

    A little off topic but it proves my point. During my 1st semester there was this very bossy student (she was middle aged, heavy set, and just damn bossy to everyone). In lecture, she did well. In clinical, she did well. They ended up saying that her care plan was bad, and gave her a chance to fix it. She came back with improvements, but it was still "inadequate." They failed her out of the program over this. A few of us saw her careplan and it was obvious that nothing was wrong with her careplan - the staff just did not want her in the program anymore.
    Which is why you lay a GOOD paper trail. You also make sure everyon is aware and keep all your grades and evals. Then when they do bump you you have your case.

    It's also the first rule of nursing...

    CYA
  6. by   Carafaith
    Thanks for your thoughts on this subject. I will stay away from anything that would show up on the drug test. I have read that prozac is an antidepresant and would not show up, I will just have to do my best to make it without Xanax. I really want to get in, I hope that this drug (prozac) will stop my anxiety/panic attacks and depression. Oh, about the BON. How can they use that against me? Like when I take the NCLEX or actually get licensed? Your advise is appreciated-thanks.

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