Pre-admission Health Physical worries....

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by julsywulsy julsywulsy Member

Has 1 years experience.

Hi,

I'm a little worried about my physical exam that I need to take prior to starting school in fall. The documents I have to provide to my Doctor ask very detailed questions (of course), especially my past illness histories.

Currently I am in good health and have been for a long time but I have suffered depression in the past that was managed with medication. thats one of the questions they ask. I also had some problems with my asthma until that was put under control too.

The school states in their acceptance policy that they will reject any students who they feel may have a medical or emotional disability. Hence my worry.

Am I worrying unnecessarily? Should I ask my Dr to omit that info?

Help..physical is tomorrow!

Rn2bKatie

Rn2bKatie

Specializes in AICU. Has 4 years experience. 45 Posts

If possible go to your schools health clinic for a physical! I checked with my original nursing program and they also refered me to some other public clinics with nurse practiioners that completed my physical. Hope this heelps good luck!

JaxiaKiley

JaxiaKiley

Specializes in OR Internship starting in Jan!!. 1,782 Posts

Are you going to YOUR doctor who knows your medical history? A doctor who knows your condition might be more willing to cast it in a gentler light.

shock-me-sane

shock-me-sane

534 Posts

are they allowed to do that? my health clearance just had something that had to be signed saying that i was physically able to participate and my vaccinations and such were up to date. is the form you give the dr the one you have to turn into the school or do you just need a clearance?

are you on anti-depressants now? if not, i don't see why you would want to disclose the information. i'm not telling you to lie, but i did not disclose all of my past during my physical. but at the same time i don't think controlled depression is a big issue. it is very socially acceptable at this point in time.

julsywulsy

julsywulsy

Has 1 years experience. 23 Posts

thanks for replies... yes its quite detailed. They ask 2 pages worth of questions to my doctor. I also have to get several vacinations, urinalysis, blood work, vision exam and dental exam. I feel like I am going to work for the Feds.. :-)

Not on any meds now, only for asthma.

Hoping I get a cool doc tomorrow.

llg

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 45 years experience. 13,469 Posts

Whatever you do ... DON'T LIE. Getting caught in a lie is usually grounds for automatic dismall from school and/or termination from a job. If there is a concern, deal with it a straightforward way and address them directly.

llg

breather

breather

4 Posts

Im also worried. Im applying in scotland and im not sure if ill qualify. do they take drug tests?

lisabeth

lisabeth

1,087 Posts

Im also worried. Im applying in scotland and im not sure if ill qualify. do they take drug tests?

I'm very sure they will do a drug test. I would count on that.

tookewlandy

tookewlandy

727 Posts

Im also worried. Im applying in scotland and im not sure if ill qualify. do they take drug tests?

Are you asking because you do drugs, im not knocking on what anyone does but, nursing is a profession wher eyou will be working areound drugs all the time, and if you smoke or do any other kind of drugs you can put your patients in jeopardy, so yeah they do do drug test and yes it should be that way to me

breather

breather

4 Posts

Are you asking because you do drugs, im not knocking on what anyone does but, nursing is a profession wher eyou will be working areound drugs all the time, and if you smoke or do any other kind of drugs you can put your patients in jeopardy, so yeah they do do drug test and yes it should be that way to me

i dont do them but about a week ago i was stupid and tried cannabis. its not like im addicted or any thing i was just a bit drunk and tried it and now im worried its going to stop me getting in.

roses4mom

roses4mom

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