I am shocked!!!! - page 7

I met one of my classmate I had last semester. I asked her how she did, and said: about a b+ average. Not bad for a pothead, huh? I was like WHAT?!? She said: yeah, I smoke in the evening sometimes.... Read More

  1. by   ladyinred667
    Quote from Leash
    WHAT!...... no drug screens at that nursing school?
    At our school we are subjected to a MANDITORY drug screen test and background check and passing both are conditions of acceptance.
    This person is most likely not in a clinical rotation yet - as I was under the impression that in order to attend clinicals drug tests were pre-requisite, so if this be the case for her, she could be in deep trouble when the time comes.

    Leash

    We also have drug screens and background checks after you are accepted but before you are allowed to begin the program. After that though, there are no random checks that I know of (except maybe if you are under suspicion, but maybe not even then).

    I know of classmates who abstained to pass their drug screen and then picked it up again after they were cleared to enter.
  2. by   nurse4theplanet
    Wow, this is an old thread but I'll chime in with my two cents anyway...

    It's illegal. It's against licensing requirements. Almost any facility would terminate you if you tested positive. I'm sure it's against the school's policy and the student would be kicked out if she was randomly tested, etc. A nursing student and a nurse are held to a professional standard which does not include use of illicit drugs, recreational or otherwise. It is a very simple standard to meet. Personally, I would have reported this student. I know many others would not go as far...but that's just my stance on such issues. If I have to follow the rules, so does everyone else. We can all smoke pot when we retire.
  3. by   *RubySlippers*
    Quote from Leash
    WHAT!...... no drug screens at that nursing school?
    At our school we are subjected to a MANDITORY drug screen test and background check and passing both are conditions of acceptance.
    This person is most likely not in a clinical rotation yet - as I was under the impression that in order to attend clinicals drug tests were pre-requisite, so if this be the case for her, she could be in deep trouble when the time comes.

    Leash
    I don't know where you students are going to school, but, we are drug tested and background checked before every clinical and facility we go to, so, say we have 3 facilities to work at in 2 weeks of clinicals,, we are drug tested and background checked at each. Also, some facilites have drawn blood out of our arms to check for alcohol. People would have to jump through pretty big hoops to do drugs where I go to nursing school and not get kicked out.
    Which I am very happy about, because, I have strived hard for years not to become involved in anything addicting, and I know I will get blasted on here.... but my pet peave it cigarettes, I don't want to smoke them, smell them or be anywhere around them, but, unfortunately that is impossible, every place I go in, there are people standing in front of the doors smoking, so, If the facility is non-smoking, you have to walk through a cloud of smoke to get in and get out. What is up with that??? Is there no where else to smoke??? And half my nursing class smokes, so after all our breaks everyone comes back reeking of cigarettes,,ugh,,,. Please don't blast me to hard, I know it is a difficult thing to quit, my husband smokes, but, he has enough respect for me and our sons, that he smokes outside and not in our house or vehicles and he will not smoke in anyone elses either, even if they smoke, and after he goes outside to smoke, he comes in and washes his hands and face, so he does not smell like them. He is a very sweet guy.
  4. by   *RubySlippers*
    Quote from cozzy66
    reading through all these responses i'm actually surprised to see so many people who think negatively about marijuana. after all the studies, it's basically been concluded that the active compound, THC (edit: oops wrote TSH, still thinking about my A&P1 final), does nothing to effect you negatively in the long term. the main problem is the way the drug is consumed - by smoking it (no matter how you do it, joint, bong, bowl) - which leads to lung cancer, emphysema, etc. smoking through a vaporizer, nothing negative - safer than drinking alcohol.
    of course, this is solely if you are doing it in your off time and there is no chance of it hurting anyone. and it is also only applies to non-addicts.
    by the way, the information above was recited to a class of medical students in pharmacology class in an ivy league medical school.
    also, i don't know how many of you will be surprised, but i know that a number of people (at least 10% of his class) in my partner's ivy league medical school smoke MJ - even MD/PHD students. you know, to destress.
    on the other hand, it is still illegal. i haven't smoked it in over two years and don't plan to do it until it's either legalized or i don't have to worry about being drug tested. it's not worth being high for a few hours and then lose your license over it. this is why we need to work on legalizing it to the level of alcohol.
    We just finished psych our 3rd semester of nursing and according to our book, long term use of MJ, leads to memory loss, adenhony (no motivation or interest) lethargy and lots of other things, I am sure they would not have this in a new Nursing book if it weren't true or had been researched.

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