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Nurses who smoke Marijuana? - page 9

Hello all, I am currently taking my prerequisites for Nursing. I know two nurses, one is a friend of my mothers and she is a Nurse Practitioner and my boyfriend's mother is a charge nurse in... Read More

  1. Visit  Darwin's fangirl profile page
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    I came across this thread just today. I have just applied for nursing school, and am awaiting the decision from my school's DON. In the meantime, because I KNOW that this the career I want with all my heart, I'm doing my research now to see what lifestyle changes I need to make in order to be successful in my future career (which is what brought me to this thread). I do currently recreationally use marijuana, and tend to have a very liberal point of view on this topic politically. I agree with many posters of this thread who argue it should be legalized and that (with better, more accurate screening methods) it should be okay for medical professionals to use on their time off. HOWEVER, I am choosing nursing because it's what I want to do with my life. I want to serve others. This means SACRIFICE. I want to be a nurse so badly I am willing to take out loans to pay for school, give up my free time to study, and some of my sanity just to get through it all. Why wouldn't I also give up smoking marijuana? It's just another sacrifice I know I will make to do a job I know I want to do. I am going into this profession knowing that it is something I just cannot do anymore. It will suck. I don't drink because it makes me feel awful, and I use MJ to relax in the same way a person would have one glass of wine after a hard day. I may not think it's fair, but you know what....I will do it anyway because, again, this is what I must do to have the career I want. I know what I'm getting myself into just by applying to school, and I'm still choosing to go ahead with the process. It's called putting on your big-girl pants. I plan to start the quitting process over the summer so I can be clean for any UA they may give me in clinicals. I appreciate all the thought provoking advice and opinions shared here. Regardless of where you fall politically, all you nurses rock! I cannot wait to (hopefully) be one too! Xoxo
  2. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    Wow, what a mature decision and response. I applaud your taking responsibility and doing whatever it takes to achieve your dream. Making excuses, pointing fingers, arguing a pointless point rarely works and its awesome that you aren't even attempting to go down that road. Fingers crossed that you get into school and fulfill your dream!!

    Quote from Darwin's fangirl
    I came across this thread just today. I have just applied for nursing school, and am awaiting the decision from my school's DON. In the meantime, because I KNOW that this the career I want with all my heart, I'm doing my research now to see what lifestyle changes I need to make in order to be successful in my future career (which is what brought me to this thread). I do currently recreationally use marijuana, and tend to have a very liberal point of view on this topic politically. I agree with many posters of this thread who argue it should be legalized and that (with better, more accurate screening methods) it should be okay for medical professionals to use on their time off. HOWEVER, I am choosing nursing because it's what I want to do with my life. I want to serve others. This means SACRIFICE. I want to be a nurse so badly I am willing to take out loans to pay for school, give up my free time to study, and some of my sanity just to get through it all. Why wouldn't I also give up smoking marijuana? It's just another sacrifice I know I will make to do a job I know I want to do. I am going into this profession knowing that it is something I just cannot do anymore. It will suck. I don't drink because it makes me feel awful, and I use MJ to relax in the same way a person would have one glass of wine after a hard day. I may not think it's fair, but you know what....I will do it anyway because, again, this is what I must do to have the career I want. I know what I'm getting myself into just by applying to school, and I'm still choosing to go ahead with the process. It's called putting on your big-girl pants. I plan to start the quitting process over the summer so I can be clean for any UA they may give me in clinicals. I appreciate all the thought provoking advice and opinions shared here. Regardless of where you fall politically, all you nurses rock! I cannot wait to (hopefully) be one too! Xoxo
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  3. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    Good choice. I lost my license for a period of time for smoking pot. Such a little thing changed my life entirely for many years.
    icuRNmaggie and TXRN2 like this.
  4. Visit  Darwin's fangirl profile page
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    Stopped smoking over a month ago when I got MY ACCEPTANCE!!! Haven't missed it, haven't regretted it once! When you have a dream, and a goal you want to achieve, it's amazing how all the little stuff such as enjoying a smoke just doesn't seem to matter anymore. Yay!!!! (My lungs second that motion as well)
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  5. Visit  subee profile page
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    Well said, Darwin's fangirl. Now if we could just adopt that attitude for excessive eating which is just another form of addiction.
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  6. Visit  icuRNmaggie profile page
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    Quote from BusyBee91
    I'm curious about people's thoughts and experiences with states that have decriminalized possession/use. Maryland is expected to move to civil penalties instead of criminal shortly. Any thoughts? The Baltimore Sun
    Would that make possession of a small amount a misdemeanor and not a felony?
  7. Visit  catmom1 profile page
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    Quote from icuRNmaggie
    Would that make possession of a small amount a misdemeanor and not a felony?
    No, a misdemeanor is still a lesser criminal offense than a felony. If the penalty is civil, it wouldn't even be a misdemeanor.

    Catmom
  8. Visit  papiani profile page
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    I cannot even believe you thought that would be ok. It is discussed at GREAT LENGTHS at the beginning of the nursing program and at the end. If a nurse applying for a job says "I didnt know" they are lying.
  9. Visit  ShelbyaStar profile page
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    I have liberal views on the topic and have partaken in the past but I wouldn't risk it. I'm a nursing student and know my days of smoking are long gone now, luckily I never enjoyed it that much anyway. I do think it's a huge irony that MJ of all things stays in your system for longer than anything. I do hope better tests come in the future that are a bit more accurate and can provide more information.

    Reading this thread makes me wonder- I recently was diagnosed with ADHD and received a script for amphetamine/Adderal. Is this something I could get in trouble for? I assumed I'd be okay with a script and now I'm starting to wonder. The irony is that I finally got the diagnosis and script to help me be a SAFER nurse.
  10. Visit  Omaapecm profile page
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    I am some what confused about how many nurses think it is ok to smoke marijuana or even worse; think it should be legalized. I have had numerous heated conversations about the subject and I always end with the same statement! Would you want your child smoking pot! It is absolutely absurd to think pot should be legalized in any state. Yes, it is true that it alcohol may be more dangerous but what does that have to do with anything. Let's legalize pot because it's not as bad as alcohol. That's crazy!!!!!!!! Let's legalize pot because it's not as bad as opioids ! I'm not really sure what to think about what I'm hearing !!!except crazy!
  11. Visit  Omaapecm profile page
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    to Shelbystar! If BON ever knew you were taking this I can almost guarantee your license will be under review or taken. Whether you have a proper do or not. Be careful and be smart.
  12. Visit  papiani profile page
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    Shelbystarr-Yes you are completely fine with a Rx from your MD.
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  13. Visit  papiani profile page
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    Omaapecm-I dont know what state you are in but here in alabama, as well as all states it is completely fine if she has a rx from her doctor. Unless you have been disciplined in the past. There are many nurses who take legal rx who are not "investigated" by the BON just because they have one.
    vintagemother and ShelbyaStar like this.


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