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If nursing student had methadone in their past


I have a question, if a prospective nurse passes their boards but in their past were on methadone maintenance can a prospective employer find that out in a background check or only through self disclosure

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

on obtaing renewal and or initial lis., thru most state BONs ask a question , something to the verbage of"have you ever........" related to dertain criminal acts, certain mental health issues ie: addiction, not ans. those questions accurate, can lead to "hot water" later should the BON learn of it ....best of luck to you.

Edited by sallyrnrrt

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

I don't think your employer would find out unless you are put on restrictions by the BON due to the history of Methadone.