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    Thanks souch, I've been working ad a CNA since my monitoring began bc I need the income, and dnot want to leave healthcare.. I us ally tell them at the end when they ask of u have anything else to say or ask. Its just so weird or ackward for me when I tell then" I made some mistakes in my past, and I am currently on a monitoring program for my nursing license". I think that's a good statement, what do you guys think? Another thing they say sometimes is why r you being monitored? Do I tell them I was reported for.being under the influence at work ( which is the truth), or just say that I had a substance abuse issue and been in recovery for the past 5 and a half years?. That's where I need some guidance, not sure what to say or what words to use when explaining my situation. Thanks.so.much for all your feedback....

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    I would love to know as well. I am in CT and had to restart probation after completing 2 of 4 years, due to a alcohol urine. I know it sounds like im dumb for asking to have it stopped but, I NEVER had an alcohol issue, and have been in my 2nd order for 2 years now, without issue. I would love to have this stopped but, unsure that it would ever happen. Let us know.. Good luck

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    Hope this works out for you. Definitely learn from this, as crazy as this is, you will never have to deal with these accusations again ( hopefully)..Good luck hun !!

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    It usually would state weekly drug screens, or bi monthly screens. I would definitely call, and ask them. Make sure to have your consent order with you for reference, and know what you are talking about. Good luck!

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    Hey everyone,

    I would love some advice on how to bring out my "situation" when I am interviewing. Like, do I come out and say straight out that I had a drug problem, and in recovery? It is so hard for me to say the right words to the person interviewing me. I know to be positive, but any advice from experienced nurses would be helpful.

    Thanks to all!!!

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    meanmaryjean likes this.

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the positive reinforcement from all... Thats all I have is to remain positive. This is the hardest thing I've dealt with, of course after kicking my old habits. Nursing is my love and passion. It is all I have to look forward to in my future, and I will do whatever I need to. Hate being broke, and wondering how my bills will be paid from month to month. Good luck to all!!

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    Thanks for your response. That's what my monitor said, however my monitor also said there have been people that did complete school while on probation. It seems at my situation is different and I have to be patient. And I absolutely understand the liability. Wish on paper I didn't look so bad. Substance abuse and nursing doesn't gontogether, I get it. Sometime I wish I could turn back the hands of time, and make better choices.. thanks so much !!

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    That's what I have been thinking. Thank you for your feedback...it's nice to talk to a variety of situations on here, to see all sides... I hate waiting, bit I'm thinking it might be what's best.. just hope my sciences don't expire. I know it's 5 years (in CT), I think might just make it, fingers crossed.. good luck to you ;-)

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    hello, may I ask, how you got this expunged from your record? I still have a little over 2 years left on my probation. I was wondering, like when someone gets a felony and can have it taken off record, can this happen in my situation as well?

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    Hello everyone! Would love some advice from those with experience on this topic. I have a little over 2 more years on a 4 year contract with CT BON. I want to get my RN. I finished all my prereqs and was accepted in to a community college program in Spring 2015. Due to the terms of my contract, I have to tell the school my situation, so the clinical sites will allow me to complete my education. Unfortunately, the school called me to tell me that they couldn't get me into clinical because this was so "new" . My question is, I know people have done this and completed their RN while on probation on their LPN license. I am so upset about this because I did fairly well, with GPA of 3.69 and feel that if I am being drug tested, and all this, why wouldn't they want me? What would you all do in this circumstance? My monitor told me that after I complete my probation, I don't " have" to divulge any info. Should I wait 2 more years? Should I keep applying until i can get a YES from the clinical site?

    P.S. I had a substance abuse issue. Was reported to BON because of "erradict" behavior, and tested positive for illegal substances. Also I have a clean criminal background, which does help a little.

    Thank you all for your time, and please all and any feedback is appreciated.

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    I am in CT, and on a 4 year probation. I obviously am having trouble finding a job with a narc restriction. As a LPN that is what we do mostly is push meds. So thank God I found a job, not as a LPN, but working in the home care field. I have been lucky with this, however, I still miss patient care and contact dearly. I saw a post on another thread about working off narc restriction by volunteering. I want to present this to my probation monitor and see what she says. Anyone know anything about this? Where would I look, etc? Thanks for the help. And to all my fellow recovering, and non recovering nurses Happy 2015!!!

    LpnSweetheart4

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    CryssieD likes this.

    There are certain levels that the board will except as incidental exposure. This includes hand sanitizer, mouth wash, etc. If the levels of Etg are of a certain level, they will view it as ethanol and that will be a positive urine screen. Speaking from experience. Hope this helps.. Don't drink, anything. It just isn't worth it. I hope this helps.

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    Cool... Thanks for the tip

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    Wut do u do there?

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    You think someone would hire me as a medical assistant? I mean I can what they do and more but I was wondering bc im not certified a MA?


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