Quote from drd18
We do drug testing at my current work and as long as you have a CURRENT prescription with your name on it, regardless of the drug, you will be cleared. If admitted, remember to be extra careful throughout the program to keep up to date prescriptions with your current name and address (random drug tests DO happen) and ALWAYS disclose before you take the test that you are on a medication that will show on the test. I have heard of labs that even if you can produce a prescription after you failed, if you didn't disclose ahead of time you will still be failed.
And I would assume it is extremely illegal for a program to pick another candidate over you solely based on your prescriptions. That's discrimination! Besides, you are offered conditional acceptance before you even take the drug test and as long as you follow proper protocol to show proof, they will not revoke your acceptance for that reason. Good luck!
Thank you! The most current policy handbook from WGU that I could find sounded.... not so understanding. It stated something along the lines of: that if during a clinical setting your instructor felt you showed symptoms of being "under the influence" of *any* substance, the symptoms listed stretching from runny nose and a flushed face (those and a few others seemed a little ridiculous to me) to the nornal pinpoint/dilated pupils, that you would be removed from the clinical, drug tested immediately, face disciplinary action, etc.
Obviously if someone was on say, such a high dose of opiates they couldn't think straight or had slurred speech, that's one thing- and clearly dangerous. But I really hoped that while reading the policy that it was an example of an extreme case: undisclosed medication use, illegal substance use, abuse of prescription medication to the point of impairment, things along those lines- and not already disclosed, safely used, legal prescriptions. But I just did not know for sure.
At the same time I just could not imagine that WGU's nursing students -ever- were ALL magically free of depression, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, migraines, neuropathy, seasonal allergies, common colds, etc...
I am glad I asked here, as my anxiety had definitely been getting the better of me the last few days.
Thank you all.