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 the ICU. Both of them smoke Marijuana (occasionally) and they haven't had any issues with their career. Although I have seen a thread on allnurses talking about a woman being fired from her job because she tested positive for Marijuana during a random drug test at work. So my question is, why do some people get FIRED for smoking marijuana but some don't and continue to advance in their career with no issues? Is it just because they didn't get caught through drug testing? Do Nurses know when their employers will be giving drug tests or how often?
I am a nurse who is in TPAPN because I used marijuana. I always thought that as long as I didn't slip and fall, I would never get tested. I smoked on my days off and kept my uniforms separate from where I smoked. All it took for me to get called for a random test was a complaint from a patients family member. It was a malicious thing done by this patients family but if I had not been using, I would have ended up with a couple of paid days off instead of 2 years in TPAPN. A career in nursing and the use of illicit drugs are like oil and water. They don't mix.
Last edit by learninglessons12 on Nov 2, '11
: Reason: grammar