Denied employment at agency due to ordered prescriptions - page 3

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  1. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    [font='comic sans ms']some people are biased against people with red hair. so, if you had red hair, are you saying you'd shave it off or dye it? what if you were a minority in a predominantly white area? what are you going to do about your race? will you need to move to an area that's more diverse?

    perhaps the op has issues that are beyond her control, and that's why she needs the medication--so she can function like a normal person. surely an educated person like you, an np, understands that anxiety can be crippling. to just say "meh...just go off the meds" shows a lack of empathy and appreciation for how difficult life can be for people with anxiety issues.

    i guess i just get fired up about this because i worked in psych and saw how people got knocked around just because they had emotional problems.
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  2. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Perhaps the OP has issues that are beyond her control, and that's why she needs the medication--so she can function like a normal person. Surely an educated person like you, an NP, understands that anxiety can be crippling. To just say "Meh...just go off the meds" shows a lack of empathy and appreciation for how difficult life can be for people with anxiety issues.

    I guess I just get fired up about this because I worked in psych and saw how people got knocked around just because they had emotional problems.
    THANK YOU, ocnrn!!!!! Could not have said it better myself! =P
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  3. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    yes, if it meant getting a job I needed, I'd dye my hair. Odd question.

    I think I said, specifically, that I'd modify whatever factors I could. Race is not modifiable (except apparently for Michael Jackson, and look how well that turned out for him ) but yes, of course I'd move. I have no idea if the OPs medication regimen is modifiable, that's why I mentioned it. If it is holding her back, it might be worth exploring with her provider. I would, in her shoes. But I'm a problem solver, that's just the way I roll.
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  4. Visit  RNwithHonors profile page
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    B.D. DNP, let me first say that, I too, am aspiring to be an NP.

    While I get the problem-solving angle in your logic, I don't agree with the delivery of your message.

    And no, I'm not defensive by nature: look at all the previous criticisms I have already taken graciously.

    One thing that I have witnessed which astonishes me is the lack of tact-based communication of too many Nurse Practitioners.

    Granted, it's only out of a small pool of NPs, that I have witnessed communicate with these abrasive communication techniques, therefore I can't, and won't, criticize NP's everywhere.

    Do you really "roll" with problem solving?
    Is mental illness at all considered to have any genetic propensity in your professional opinion?

    I know you may remark in your next post followed by a defensive array of semantics (just like you did to the previous poster)

    But, if had you considered the potential genetic propensity of mental illness
    before you chose to post your initial statement: well, maybe your communication
    delivery style may have been geared with more tact & consideration....

    That being said Blue Devil,
    I collaborated with my provider and worked out a plan for adapting & surviving,
    even though it has affected my quality of life to some degree.

    You will be happy to know, I'm sure, that I start my first RN job on June 4th--as I finalized
    everything by passing my pre-employment physical today.

    Thank you for those of you who recall the person typing on the other end of your screen here
    is actually a human-being; thank you TRULY for your support.
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  5. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from RNwithHonors
    You will be happy to know, I'm sure, that I start my first RN job on June 4th--as I finalized everything by passing my pre-employment physical today.

    Thank you for those of you who recall the person typing on the other end of your screen here is actually a human-being; thank you TRULY for your support.
    Congrats! They're lucky to have you.
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  6. Visit  GrumpyRN63 profile page
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    Good for you and good luck!!
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  7. Visit  BluegrassRN profile page
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    It could be the offer was withdrawn because of the reason you take pain meds. We recently offered a nurse a position, and she failed the pre-employment physical, not because her drug screen was positive for narcs (she had a script for them, too), but that the narcs were for back pain. Our HR apparently withdrew the offer once her history of previous back injury became known.
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  8. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    just because it is a legitimate prescription does not mean you will never be at work impaired. That is the normal effect of the medication - to alter your brain. They are probably thinking you are a risk for hurting yourself or others.
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  9. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    So nurses are once again supposed to be super human and not take any medications?

    I find many of these responses make me ashamed of my fellow nurses. And no, I do not take any medications, but the O/P described responsible and reasonable medication use.

    O/P - I am very happy you found a job. I think you will be a wonderful nurse.
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  10. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    So nurses are once again supposed to be super human and not take any medications? I find many of these responses make me ashamed of my fellow nurses. And no, I do not take any medications, but the O/P described responsible and reasonable medication use.O/P - I am very happy you found a job. I think you will be a wonderful nurse.
    Testify, baby!
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  11. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    I'm waiting for the day they start denying jobs to prospective employees because their breasts sag.
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  12. Visit  PennyWise profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    I'm waiting for the day they start denying jobs to prospective employees because their breasts sag.
    Hooters does that already.

    We all float down here.
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  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from PennyWise
    Hooters does that already.We all float down here.
    I'm not sure what that has to do with nursing, but whatev.


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