What type of drug tests do nursing schools do?

  1. Urine, Blood, or Hair? I'm just curious, as I've had a hair test done before and they cut 2 chunks out!! Not sure how that would look now considering my hair is so short!!
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  3. by   Quidam
    I had a urine test where I went.
  4. by   cheska_rn
    I had a 10 panel blood screen.
  5. by   blamejoe
    I was never drug tested for nursing school, though my employer does pre-employment screening for every hire. I think that's about standard. Hair tests are pretty expensive so most places stick to urine in my experience.

    Funny story from school though; in A&P we did urine dips for a lab, and we each had to supply our own sample. A few students must have been concerned that a drug screen was part of it, because when they took their cup to the bathroom, they never returned to lab afterward.
  6. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from jillebean
    Urine, Blood, or Hair? I'm just curious, as I've had a hair test done before and they cut 2 chunks out!! Not sure how that would look now considering my hair is so short!!
    I thought they only had to pull out several strands? I would NOT be happy with chunks-of course-if you really need a job you gotta do it...
  7. by   ybq2008
    Quote from blamejoe
    I was never drug tested for nursing school, though my employer does pre-employment screening for every hire. I think that's about standard. Hair tests are pretty expensive so most places stick to urine in my experience.

    Funny story from school though; in A&P we did urine dips for a lab, and we each had to supply our own sample. A few students must have been concerned that a drug screen was part of it, because when they took their cup to the bathroom, they never returned to lab afterward.
    lol, that's funny. I could imagine people leaving the class with specimen cups, books, and car keys...
  8. by   learninmama
    We didn't have one prior to starting but were informed there would be surprise drug tests. I know at my last job they did the hair sample & I was not a happy camper. I have really curly hair so I ended up fighting knots until it grew out uggg would much rather give blood.
  9. by   Angels_wearScrubs
    nine panel urine drug screen at my school. Also, they have the right to do a random test if they suspect something.
  10. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    My school did a 10 panel urine test.
  11. by   NamasteNurse
    none at all
  12. by   cheska_rn
    Quote from cheska_rn2be
    I had a 10 panel blood screen.
    Maybe it was a 10 panel drug urine screen. :selfbonk: LOL! Sorry, I had to get a bunch of boosters, and other blood work that day, so it has all kind of run together -- but I do now remember peeing in a cup, and none of the other work I had would have required that.
  13. by   John--RN
    Urine test for me.
  14. by   CharlotteDarcy
    not entirely sure yet but my school says there'll be random drug testings during the program. I haven't been selected yet.

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