I am currently licensed as a CNA in the state of Nebraska and have not been working as a CNA to explore other career options. My detour still lead me back to nursing and feeling as though it is my true calling. In my time away from CNA work I consumed cannabis recreationally... from what I've read even in states where recreational use is legal nurses are not allowed to partake as it is federally illegal and use would be reported to the BON. I read that some schools
will test and some employers will go as far to require a hair test. To be on the safe side, my idea is to quit cold turkey (which I've done) and then to wait 90 days and also cut my hair to 1.5" in length
I'll miss my hair but I'd do it for nursing. I just don't want to risk tarnishing my record or license in any way (at the time when I consumed cannabis I did not plan on going back to nursing). Since I can't start school for at least 90 days if I want to be on the safe side, I still would like to work in the meantime even if it's not CNA work but again I don't want to risk anything! If I take a job not in health care for full time work until I can start school and I failed the drug test (If they gave me one - which they probably wouldn't since I'm thinking of waiting tables) is there a chance that I could be reported to the BON?
I could use the advice of nurses who have more knowledge / experience,