Callahan, RN 2,455 Views
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Not sure if PA is similar to TX, but this is my suggestion.... he should probably go ahead and submit a declaratory order to the BON listing his conviction and disposition. Texas can take up to a year to decide if one is eligible to sit for NCLEX when they have a significant criminal history. This way, he can officially hear from the BON on his specific situation, rather than calling the BON and discussing a hypothetical situation with them. He should get this done ASAP so that time & money isn't wasted if the BON rejects him. Or, if the BON orders him into a monitoring program which is expensive and a hassle and can last for years..... he may not be willing to deal with that and decide to go a direction other than nursing. Also, the TXBON runs a FBI background check. Even sealed and expunged juvenile records will show.
Haha yeah, my chemical dependency evaluator did not even know about EEP, and I found her on the TXBON approved list!
I will let you know how it goes; I figure it can't hurt to ask!
Have you ever heard of someone being released early from TPAPN or EEP for "good behavior"? I am thinking about requesting early release at my 6 month mark in EEP (I have a 1 year contact). The worst my case manager can say is "No", right?
Thanks y'all! I am hoping that after a few more negative results I won't worry so much about the possibility of the things I ingest/inhale/absorb on a daily basis creating a false positive. Hopefully I will get to the point where I can patiently wait for test results without logging into RecoveryTrek 10x a day!
The only thing I am taking is melatonin. I was taking Tylenol PM until I found out from the Quest website that I could be tested for diphenhydramine. I also use to take valerian root extract for mild anxiety, but nixed that d/t its potential to cause a false positive for Valium.
Just as I finished posting, the results of my 3rd random came back....negative! I have 15 randoms left before my program is complete. It's stressful to think about being this stressed 15 more times!
Does anyone else get anxious waiting for the results of their random drug screens? Rationally, I know that my results should be negative b/c I don't use any medications/drugs/alcohol, but my imagination gets the best of me and I fear that I will somehow have a false positive. I even have dreams (nightmares) about a screen coming back positive.
I know it's because there is so much on the line.... I am in a confidential program that my employer will never know about unless I test positive. If I test positive, I will be suspended from nursing until the TXBON decides what to do next. I'm sure I would get kicked out of my residency, and as a new grad with no experience it would probably take a loooong time to find another job. I am trying to just go with the flow and reassure myself that there is no reason I should have a positive screen, but I can't help but think of the worst case scenario!
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
Yes, Richardson! He was the most expensive one I called. My evaluation was really laid back and didn't take more than an hour. It was a truly unbiased evaluation. I was so afraid to have this done b/c I was sure that anyone I chose off the BON preferred list would "find" something wrong with me so they could order me into TPAPN. I was found to not have a substance abuse problem, so it turned out great!
No, I didn't use insurance (didn't have insurance at the time). I went to my evaluator in Dallas, paid $100 cash and that was the end of it. I don't have my list anymore, but I called all of the TXBON approved evaluators in the DFW area and I know I talked to at least two who only charge $100. I called one who charges $800, but that was b/c he does a full psych plus chemical dependency evaluation. He is also either a MD or a PhD, and they charge more. My evaluator is an RN, LPC.
Dallas. The chem dependency evaluator I went to was/is on the TXBON preferred list. Who the heck was going to charge you $1500? Someone in Dallas?
Sorry, posted twice!
$1500 for an evaluation?!?? Mine was $100 in the DFW area. Did you do it yet??
Looks like I have to stop taking my Tylenol PM. Option IV tests for Diphenhydramine according to this:
I'll be sticking to Melatonin from now on!
BTW, I received a letter about my dilute test. It said that after a 2nd dilute I will have to get my kidney function checked and a 3rd dilute = a positive test. Hopefully I can avoid having another dilute.
I'm starting a critical care residency next month and that's when the real challenge will begin with regards to testing. I'll have to find a lab that does after hours testing just in case. I really doubt that we will be allowed to leave the hospital during a shift. It's a bit stressful to think about, but I'll get through it! 10 months to go, lol!!
I found this online:
I found this online:
Not sure if "urine alcohol" = etg or not....
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