Teacher offering Ativan scripts....? - page 3

by I's and... Oh's 4,460 Views | 50 Comments

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 something along the lines of "It has... Read More


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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....
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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    I think it was kind of a nice offer IF you were having test anxiety tot he point that it was harming your chances of passing. Was that the case? I am having a hard time telling................
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    I think for someone with prescriptive authority (MD, NP) to OFFER drugs (particularly drugs which have a certain 'street value') WITHOUT provocation (i.e. - a patient approaching the prescriber) raises a huge red flag.

    If it was a joke- it was a terribly unprofessional joke.

    But I find an NP just blanket offering to write prescriptions for controlled substances to persons who are NOT their patients to be extremely hinky.
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    I have.... and this is why I'm posting the issue. In my past I have other issue with this teacher, I'm trying very hard to not overlap problems and hear different takes.
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    Actually, the two are reversed. He told me that way before the orientation deal. What I'm trying to ask is if offering help to students is concerning to you. That's it.


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