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by thearsonist97 thearsonist97 (New) New Nurse

Has 2 years experience.

It is with shame that I’m coming to ask you all for help.

I am a new grad, next month would have marked 1 year for me. I have had several issues with my manager the entire year and I knew she was looking for any opportunity to terminate me. Unfortunately, I handed her the opportunity she was looking for. I got flagged for scanning medications to the wrong patient (realized right away and fixed, documented with charge nurse but still flagged) and for having a higher rate of passing narcotics for the month of April. I was accused of diverting narcotics and was drug tested. I failed the drug test and tested positive for oxycodone due to having taken an old RX pain pill while I was passing kidney stones.

I have been in contact with the MOR and he wants my RX records but still says it will be an illegitimate RX d/t it being old. So I am certain I will be fired. Should I resign before they fire me? I am so lost and have no idea what to do. I have no idea how I got myself here. :(


Has 21 years experience.

Lawyer ASAP do not talk to anyone about the situation but your lawyer

Definitely get a lawyer that is used to working with nursing boards. Just Google "lawyers for nurses" and you should.be able to find some in your area. Let them do the talking. You might be alright if you don't say too much. STAY clean from here on out. Do not even drink alcohol.

Edited by bboy45