diciplined nurse, please read

  1. In March 02 I had moved home to start a new job with new surgical hospital. Three months into job they popped us with a"urine screen for NEW employees". I failed for marijuana metabs. There were others including my direct boss but some knew it was coming. I did not. Well, lesson learned. Hard lesson learned. I had no idea Id be turned over to the state board and it was a nightmare, 700.00 fine, 100.00 a month to be drug screened, and 18 mos probation.
    To make this long story shorter, Im wondering if after probation I will have any trouble either in a traveling job or going to another state. I was lucky to find a job in my field, operating room, here after all went down. I live in a small town, but am known and as it was it took 6 mos to get on with a small hospital. They have sold and I am wanting better pay and benefits and mostly just to get the hay outta this town when probation is over. Any input would be appreciated. Ive never been in trouble before and have 15 yrs in OR. I am working for a boss who knows shes got me under her thumb and makes my life miserable. I work harder than most and know Im a good nurse..just wanting feedback from anyone that knows. Thanks for at least reading. Please reply
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   teeituptom
    Once you do your time and stay clean
    shouldnt be an issue


    next time dont inhale
  4. by   Blondeblaze2
    Quote from teeituptom
    Once you do your time and stay clean
    shouldnt be an issue


    next time dont inhale
    IM trying to get some answers from people that might have had some experience.
  5. by   Blondeblaze2
    Im trying to get answers from people that might have experience with probation, but thanks for the uplifting answer.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Good luck...
  7. by   LydiaGreen
    Quote from Blondeblaze2
    Im trying to get answers from people that might have experience with probation, but thanks for the uplifting answer.
    Just my opinion, but I thought teeituptom's advice was appropriate and uplifting. Once you have successfully completed the probationary period you should have nothing to worry about.

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