Re: Student vs. College
Posted by Carol on 5/08/06
Stacie, afraid they can. Do you have a student handbook?
What does it say about disciplinary procedures? The school
does have to follow OSHA guidelines but those are the
minimum guidelines; they are also allowed to have more
strict rules than OSHA. If the nursing schoold says you
have to wear a hazmat suit to dispose of dirty needles then
that's what you have to do. They've got you, they've got
your money and they can do pretty much anything they
please. You can fight it, but I doubt that you will be
sucessful. Do they have a disciplinary appleas process
there? Follow the procedures set out in the your handbook.
Try and look at it this way as far the disposal goes: they
have stricter rules to make things safer for you and your
patients. Take if from me, as someone who contracted Hep c
from a dirty needle stick in the days when we re-capped
needles and had to carry them all over the unit to the
cardboard box in the med room, this is not overkill on the
part of the school. If you didn't know that the one-handed
scoop (not even sure what that is, been out of it for awhile)
was not acceptable to your instructor then you have a valid
arguement but I doubt that any argument you make will be
successful. The motto at my school was: "you don't like the
rules? LEAVE." Seriously, girls were kicked out for
refusing to undergo medical treatment, a fundamental right
any of us have. I doubt the schools,especially the private
schools, have changed that much over the years. You're only
on probation, it's not the end of the world. In the grand
scheme of things it's nothing. Toe the line till you get
out and then you'll have your degree and can do anything you
please. Till then, they've got you. good luck.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Student vs. College, 5/05/06, by Stacie Clark.
- Re: Student vs. College, 5/08/06, by Carol.