Quote from NurseNeedsHelpPlease
Hi everyone, I am wondering how you made it into the IPN (with the evaluation and all) never having to do a UA or hair follicle test?? I am only curious bc it seems everyone else gets a hair follicle test (of course those are older posts I've read, so maybe the IPN changed the rules since then)... I am soon having an evaluation done and have been worried about the hair follicle test. I have not taken ANY of my medication (prescribed) in about 24 days, but had before then. Does anyone know if the hair follicle test is just for the past 30 days, or if they test for the longer periods of time like 60-90 days?? Again, it was all prescribed and I have not worked as a nurse in 2 years so its not like my job would be effected, lol. Just want to get the shortest contract possible with the IPN program. Any insight would really help!! Thanks!!!!
I have made a comment in one of the other threads you have asked in. But here it goes again.
IPN doesn't just go off of a Drug Screen (whether it's a UDS or Hair test). They go off of what the evaluator reports to them and then the IPN team will sit down to have a weekly meet and go over your information. If you have been sent IPN's direction for drugs, then you are more than likely to get a 5 year contract. If it's for a DUI or Pot, it might be as little as 2 years. I have not seen anything besides a 2 or 5 year contract, not that they dont exist. Now when it comes to the contract, each one is different. As in each person can and will have different things they will need to do.
Now you have already stated in a number of threads that you have not taken your prescribed medication for 24 days. Now if your medication is prescribed to be taken daily and you are not. IPN is going to see this as being non-compliant and that doesn't look good in their eyes.
As for the way you have been asking about the hair test. It seems that you might have done something in the past 3 months that you are not ready to tell anyone about. If I am wrong, then I am sorry I have implied this, but having seen situations and this same question many times before it just throws red flags everywhere.
You just need to be 100% honest with yourself, the evaluator and IPN. Don't lie to any of them or try to bend the truth as they will always find out in the end.
Hope this helps.