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Did I ruin my chances of ever becoming a nurse?

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by Moonbaby79 Moonbaby79 (New Member) New Member

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I recently was accepted to the 2019 Summer ADN program in Broward. Prior to my acceptance and my drug screening, I took a Xanax for anxiety and lack of sleep. I completely forgot that I took the pill and went and did my screening, which came back positive. The problem is that I got a prescription from a different country, which has no database or prescription number. I am pretty sure that I will lose my seat now. My concern is will this prevent me from re-applying to the program? Will it be on my record, therefore hindering my chances of getting into a nursing program at a different school?  I have worked so hard for this, and to lose it over half of an anxiety pill makes me sick to my stomach. 

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and works as a FNP/WHNP(E)/Educator/MedLeg Consul.

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Hello and welcome

We moved your topic to a forum for feedback/support from those in similar situations.

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Does the bottle have your name on it and is it an active prescription or did you get it from the internet?

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No, there is no names on it. No, it was not from the internet. I live part time there.

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2 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Does the bottle have your name on it and is it an active prescription or did you get it from the internet?

 

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31 minutes ago, Moonbaby79 said:

No, there is no names on it. No, it was not from the internet. I live part time there.

Can you contact the physician who wrote the prescription and have him send a letter?

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN and works as a OR RN.

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The downside of even getting a letter to support the prescription is the likelihood of someone saying ‘you took a med with a questionable source, you should be ‘evaluated’...just in case.....” Chances are the stock response will be along the lines of “anxiety disorder” and a monitoring contract. OP is headed for nursing school...anxiety? Nursing school is at least 2 years of anxiety over one thing or another.

Should getting lassoed into any sort of relationship with any monitoring company occur, hopefully there will be an evaluator with some ethics and you will get a fairer shake. 

 

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chiromed0 has 14 years experience and works as a Nurse Practitioner.

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Well...not knowing that program the answer is maybe.  Long term then I would say no...just apply to another program and no issues.  If you're clear of the med then offer to re-test at your own expense if they allow it.  

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I have not formally started the program, so how bad can this impact me?

 

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and if I did apply at another school, would they not have access to this info?

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chiromed0 has 14 years experience and works as a Nurse Practitioner.

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I don't think you have killed your chances of "ever" being an RN.  It is looked at like you taking a family members med...still unaccounted for but not an illicit drug.  Could that program pass on you...sure.  But, again, ask if you can retake a drug screen-I think they would want to know there is nothing unaccounted for in your system upon admission, maybe they have a probationary term with voluntary regular drug screens, too.  I don't know just ask them and don't feel guilty about it.  If they don't want you...fine...move on and don't worry.  Just be determined to make it and handle your anxiety another way.  Medications are not "the" answer, just a short cut to "a" answer.  Good luck.  And no...I don't think other schools will look into it...why would they?  It's not public info...drug screens are private.   

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Thank You chiromed0

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