oshie 487 Views
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So, i stumbled upon another thread from many years ago on this board googling about nursing boards requiring observed U/A. My state (Oregon) just began this the end of the year for all nurses on probation regardless of suspicion of altering urine, failed test, or dilute.
I very strongly feel this a huge violation of my civil rights, dignity, and privacy. Granted, i really wouldn't care if somebody just stood in the bathroom and watched me pee in a cup but it is very invasive- like get half naked then stare at my vagina while i pee. Um, not okay. I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant and have to sometimes bring my 1year old with me to test. In my case, i have been sober for 3.5 years (almost a year sober before i was allowed to return to work and even started U/A's), have been U/A'ed for almost 3 years while on a 24month working probation, never had a positive test, never missed a test, never had a dilute- have done no wrong. i have maybe 2 U/A's left possibly 3-- I'm almost there-- breathing and feeling violated every month. My probationer tries to be kind and stated all have to be treated the same- i wasn't during my initial case- I'm a garden variety alcoholic who never used on the job (not bashing those who did as it was a "yet" for me) my license violation states i did- not right. basically, i know others who have done much worse then me and not put through some of the stuff i was- so i wonder why on earth they seem to think that anything they do is "fair" to all.
As a women, they need to also make the look-at-your-vagina-process different for men and women-- it's ridiculous. Is there even such a thing as prosthetic vagina that keeps urine warm? That was my vent-- i apologize in advance-- just don't think anything about it is right- at the very least men and women should have different procedures, and not be modeled after DOT.
My question is does your state board also require this?? i know NC does-- what about others?? I'm genuinely curious and considering raising some hell for other recovering nurses once my probation is over. Anybody have experience with this??
Was wondering if anybody could give me advice about being able to gain CA LVN licensure after suspension... currently going through a really tough time, was reported for something really stupid i did that has been blown out of proportion, manipulated, and some vindictive slander against me occured. although i made a mistake that i am very remorseful and beyond humilated for and deserve some kind of punishment i do not feel this defines me as a nurse as i know i am very good at the job i love... and have proof of this.
does anybody have any similar experiences i could gain some wisdom from? i have not been suspended yet and do have a lawyer- if the board purposes more punishment then i feel i deserve i will request a hearing- partially as i have not been able to stick up for myself/defend myself during the investigation process as it considered deflecting...
any words of wisdom are needed and apperciated... thank you...
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