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new probation nurse in CA - hair testing?

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by oneandonly oneandonly (New) New

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Hey everyone

New grad RN over here on probation for a DUI in the state of CA. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can so that I don't run into hiccups.

I know that nurses in CA are often selected for urine, sometimes blood (peth), but do nurses here get tested for hair as well? From my research so far, it seems like a lot of the other nurses in different states have been selected for hair but I have not seen a nurse in CA get selected for a hair test.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey there! Goodluck! In the beginning, (my second month), of the program in CA I did have a hair test. However I am now in the final 6 months of my program, (almost three and a half years later), and have not had a hair test since! So it seems to be rare but possible! Take care and once again good luck, you got this!

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819Nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Nursing.

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1 hour ago, M2185 said:

Hey there! Goodluck! In the beginning, (my second month), of the program in CA I did have a hair test. However I am now in the final 6 months of my program, (almost three and a half years later), and have not had a hair test since! So it seems to be rare but possible! Take care and once again good luck, you got this!

Congrads!! Your almost done!

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Do they test up to 3x/wk? I read that was possible. I am in NJ 2yr monitoring, moving in September.

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@oneandonly I am a new nurse on probation as well! I start June 19th! If you have any recommendations please let me know! I’m most worried about the physical exam, because I’m pretty sure my PCP doesn’t have experience with addiction. 

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