I did a stupid, stupid thing...Need Advise!! - page 4

After a year of hard work, I made it through LPN school and passed my boards in May. In June my world fell apart when my mother died and I lost a baby at 22 weeks. As you can imagine I was... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from New_LPN
    If I were to interview and be hired, do you think I could explain my situation and still be considered for the position? Or am I just out of luck until the drugs leave my system?

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated, thank you for taking the time to read this!
    IMHO, I think you should wait it out. While I'm not going to judge how you coped with stressors in your life...prospective employers will. First, you have to take the chance that they will even give you a chance to explain, as THC is for the most part an illegal drug and a positive result might just end your job hunt right there with no chance to state your side.

    Then if you do get the chance to explain everything to them and swear that you'll never use again, there will always be that seed planted in their minds saying, "is this how she might handle the stress of work?". And prospective employers may decide that is a risk with you that they don't want to take.

    Better you go into interviews without having to explain anything.

    Hope things have turned around for you, and best of luck.
  2. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from sissiesmama
    Hey New - just wanted to check on u, and see how things are going. Hope ur doing ok -

    Anne, RNC
    You're a good person, Anne.
  3. by   wbte
    After I passed my NCLEX I became discouraged at not being able to find a job, being that hospitals in my area are not hiring LP
    N's, and other facilities that do, want years of experience as a requirement. I am not a user, and to make a long story short, I tried MJ with some friends. shortly after one of my applications came back, and I was requested to take a drug test. I declined the job before the results came back, because I knew I would be dirty. I do not want to loose my license for making a stupid mistake. Is there anything that I can do to rectify my situation and keep my license?
  4. by   HopefulNurse2011
    I think for urine test its only a month. Hair is longer.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 14, '13 : Reason: TOS
  5. by   DedHedRN
    Why don't you take the next three months for yourself and get some counseling while you wait for the stuff to leave your system? Then you can start applying for jobs with a clean conscious and also on better emotional footing.