Drug Testing - page 5

I'm going to get raked over the coals for this one... But I just HAD to ask this question. At any point in your nursing career were you drug tested? I'll say no more. And no, I'm not a pothead.... Read More

  1. by   shel_wny
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    don't you know this is true.....and it makes sponge bob so much more enjoyable
  2. by   hogan4736
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    don't you know this is true.....and it makes sponge bob so much more enjoyable

    kate -
    stay at home mom of 3
    walking a clean line in search of employment
    notice the silence after this post...

    we all know it's true, but we're afraid to admit it...

    during prohibition, alcohol was evil...


    'nuff said
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    LOLOLOL ... yeppers....silence!
  4. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from hogan4736
    notice the silence after this post...

    we all know it's true, but we're afraid to admit it...

    during prohibition, alcohol was evil...


    'nuff said
    I completely agree it is exactly like prohibition except that the Govt. was not making any money from keeping Alcohol illegal. They are making tons by keeping marijuana illegal.

    Although, if one were to offset the money the Govt. makes by the amount of money we tax payers spend to lock up drug offenders and the number of prisons that would probably close if they were not full of drug offenders the entire issue would be a quagmire.
  5. by   EmeraldNYL
    Quote from z's playa

    I've asked this before but here goes again..do doctors get tested too?
    Yes, my fiance was drug tested before he started med school. This particular med school also requires females to take a pregnancy test. (complete invasion of privacy if you ask me)

    My employer does not do pre-employment drug screening.
  6. by   z's playa
    A pregnancy test? That's against human rights! That's grounds for a law suit and you could prove it was discrimination as well! I can't believe it.

    Where is this medical school?
  7. by   cubRN
    In Canada wee do not get drug tested. I guess it is treated as personal privacy. It all comes down to how you practice. If you were a concern then it becomes a concern.
  8. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from shel_wny
    Definitely! *slaps you a highfive*

    Shel
    Well the entire thing is ridiculous as it is currently argued. The difference in legal substances such as alcohol and cigarettes, caffiene VS illicit drugs Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, the big argument is that they are addictive. Yes all of them are addictive. They will kill you, yes all of them will kill you. The Gov. has found a way to tax and control the legalized items and can not hope to gain such a strong control over the illicit drugs hence they remain illegal.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    If i was a pt or any of my family i would be more secure if i could be sure that the facility we were in was making every effort to protect us from the nurses which we all know are out there
    We had a nurse in our facility who every one "knew" was on illegals and propably on drugs pilfered from pts but knowing and proving are two different animals......when DON requested all of to take a drug test she quit and the tests were never ordered
    As for canada being more concerned about nurses privacy than we if i may respectively say that is a crock
  10. by   Kim44
    Canadian here. I've never been tested at work, or when I was in school. I did have a co-worker once who had drug issues. The hospital asked her for weekly urine tests. This when on for months, then she began having "issues" again, and the hospital gave her the option of quitting or being reported to the College of Nurses for disciplinary action. She quit the hospital but still works in nursing.
  11. by   z's playa
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    If i was a pt or any of my family i would be more secure if i could be sure that the facility we were in was making every effort to protect us from the nurses which we all know are out there
    We had a nurse in our facility who every one "knew" was on illegals and propably on drugs pilfered from pts but knowing and proving are two different animals......when DON requested all of to take a drug test she quit and the tests were never ordered
    As for canada being more concerned about nurses privacy than we if i may respectively say that is a crock
    What do you mean its a crock?
  12. by   NGACAYAN-CORTES
    i had my drug test this afternoon. i am applying for a new job. it's a part of their pre-employment requirements.
  13. by   Vsummer1
    Quote from EmeraldNYL
    Yes, my fiance was drug tested before he started med school. This particular med school also requires females to take a pregnancy test. (complete invasion of privacy if you ask me)

    My employer does not do pre-employment drug screening.
    While it may be an invasion of privacy, you have to understand the climate of this country and people being sue-happy. The preservatives used on the cadavers may have a tetragenic effect, so the schools need to keep pregnant females away from the chemicals. Or that is how it was exlained to me.

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