Teacher offering Ativan scripts....? - page 2

I am in second year of nursing school and during our orientation a teacher (he happens to be an N.P.) offered his help in providing anti-anxiety medication for testing purposes. He mentioned... Read More

  1. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    It sounds pretty bizarre to me and not very responsible of your instructor. I wonder if he would offer Adderal scripts to people who waited until the last minute to do an assignment.
  2. Visit  I's and... Oh's profile page
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    I can see your point. I did not say a lawyer for anyone to pay for anything... I mentioned a lawyer so I know what my rights are and I am able to address issues correctly. I suggest you re-read my post and acknowledge just one key point for now, addressing your concern. I stated

    "Is this more than weird? As in.. illegal? Seems the position of power and the sense of 'showing off' is rather obvious.. to me anyway. I'm looking for other opinions that can see it from the outside in (as I'm already biased)!"

    I can re-word it for you, since the first time wasn't clear enough. I've never been a teacher, I've never been in the position of being able to prescribe medications and I have acknowledged that I am biased and what better place than to get some feed back looking in. Does that help?
  3. Visit  I's and... Oh's profile page
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    First off.. easy does it. You're repeating yourself and seem to have a lot of assumptions to a simple question I presented.

    I did not say a lawyer for anyone to pay for anything... I mentioned a lawyer so I know what my rights are and I am able to address issues correctly. I suggest you re-read my post and acknowledge just one key point for now, addressing your concern. I stated

    "Is this more than weird? As in.. illegal? Seems the position of power and the sense of 'showing off' is rather obvious.. to me anyway. I'm looking for other opinions that can see it from the outside in (as I'm already biased)!"

    I can re-word it for you, since the first time wasn't clear enough. I've never been a teacher, I've never been in the position of being able to prescribe medications and I have acknowledged that I am biased and what better place than to get some feed back looking in. Does that help?
  4. Visit  ClassyChristina profile page
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    Honestly, it sounds like he was joking... and ativan jokes before big tests are very common in nursing school.
  5. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    I mentioned a lawyer so I know what my rights are and I am able to address issues correctly.
    Sorry if this seems rude, but what rights do you think you have in this or which rights of yours has been violated? I can see if the instructor said "take this script for ativan or else I will fail you"; otherwise, no you have suffered no harm. In my mind, consulting a lawyer would just be a waste of money.

    Report him to the dean. If you are close to any other classmates, talk with them about it, and see if they will go to the dean with you. This instructors behavior is totally inappropriate, and, if he actually writes scripts, illegal. He needs to be reported. As for some affront towards you--just not there. Sorry.
  6. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    . He can teach very well, but I can't stand how he/the program itself, have decided to handle certain issues 'at hand'. Right now, I feel like I have been pushed around and I'm not sure who to go to (other than a lawyer). I am going to post another topic that is related to what I have had to deal with in previous semesters, but I wanted to really address this ativan issue. Is this more than weird? As in.. illegal?
    Are you really concerned about him brining up Ativan for test anxiety, or are you looking for a way to attack him because of your own struggles?

    If he did not hand you a script or force you to do anything, there is nothing illegal.
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  7. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Can someone (OP maybe?) help me understand a few things?

    How would it be illegal for this professor to write a prescription if they have prescription writing privileges and if they take on the student as a patient?
    If a student has a medical need for anti anxiety medications, how can they get in trouble for taking those medications if they are taking them as directed?
    And OP, can you please describe how it is that you feel like your rights have actually been violated? Like, what specifically happened?
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  8. Visit  I's and... Oh's profile page
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    No... there is plenty more to the story. I'm not 'attacking him' - I'm trying to get second opinions on what I think is odd. If I wanted 'real' advice, I'd be take it from a lawyer. This is just one of the issues I have come acrros and I'm simply trying to be as objective as I can to see it for what it is... not for how I feel it is. I made it very clear I am already biased. Why would I be on the attack....
  9. Visit  maddiem profile page
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    Are you sure this instructor wasn't joking around? It's very common for instructors to crack jokes about anti anxiety meds and things like that...I can't imagine an instructor announcing to the class that they will prescribe meds to students...its incredibly illegal and obviously some people wouldn't agree/might report the instructor. So why would he even be serious about this?? I personally think that this instructor wasn't serious based on everything you just said. Are other people in the class concerned about this? If they aren't, I think you took what he said the wrong way. I would make sure you are REALLY sure this is legitimate before you take action and tell someone.
  10. Visit  I's and... Oh's profile page
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    That is just it... I don't want to put the whole program on the rocks. Sure.. it may feel good but there are also a lot of great teachers. I have turned my head a number of times and I'm done pretending and hoping that some issues are going to go away. I don't want to put the good teacher's in harms way and even the dean at this point. She's been fair.... as far as I know (though I'm starting to question it). I don't know how to handle it without having retaliations and destroying the good that does exits. Does that make sense? Maybe I need to just stop being scared.. I don't know.
  11. Visit  I's and... Oh's profile page
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    Here is the thing.... He even told me I would have done better if I had better "med/psych" help and I "should have aced his class". Seriously... I don't know what to think. I would hope he was joking but... I don't really think he was and I don't think it's something to even joke about.
  12. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    Here is the thing.... He even told me I would have done better if I had better "med/psych" help and I "should have aced his class". Seriously... I don't know what to think. I would hope he was joking but... I don't really think he was and I don't think it's something to even joke about.
    Have you stopped to consider if maybe he was actually right, though? I apologize humbly if I am out of line for suggesting it. I would be offended if someone said it as well. What if he's right, though? What if he is advocating for you to get help because he thinks with a little bit of help, you might be even better at what you are attempting to do?
  13. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    Here is the thing.... He even told me I would have done better if I had better "med/psych" help and I "should have aced his class".
    This seems to happen a lot on AN. Someone tells their side of the story. Nurses here tell that person something the don't want to hear. The OP comes along and adds a big piece of information that wasn't there in the beginning.

    In your first post, just over a week ago, you said that in orientation the instructor offered to write rxs. for anxiety meds to help students.

    People gave you various suggestions for how to proceed. It seems you really don't think those suggestions. All the sudden he approached you (individually it seems) saying that you should have taken him up on his offer.

    The vast differences between these two stories indicates to me that there is much more to the situation.

    I say, either you report this to the dean or you do nothing about it. I cannot see any help in getting a lawyer. Why would you pay an attorney who can do nothing to improve your standing in this?

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