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  1. I need support through this hard and scary time in my life.... About 15 months ago i made a medication error with a narcotic. I missed an order to decrease Vicodin from 2 to 1 and gave it accordingly. The following Monday i was called into my DONs office and questioned. I absolutely did not divert medication. I was taken to employee health for a drug screen. About 2- 3 weeks previously i had a hard time and accepted a Joint from a friend. I was not a regular smoker at all. Lesson learned. I haven't not taken any drugs since that incident. I made a promise to myself that even though i was not addicted to any substance it was not worth it. Needless to say i was terminated from my job and turned in to the BON. The BON gave me three choices. decided to surrender my license for a year and jump through all the hoops required to reinstate my license. I went in front of the BON last Thursday. I was put on a probationary license with the only stips being evals filled out every three months by my supervisor for one complete year and continue with drug monitoring program until evals are complete. Im now scared that no one will want to hire me. I have an interview on Monday. i dont know weither to be hopeful or not. I need all the friendly support i can get.
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    About MichelleRN34

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    RN Manager; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in LTC, Management, MDS Nurse, In Pt rehab


  3. by   Still Standing
    It's a sad situation all together, the key is to stop and think about what are the consequences on making decisions like that, I'm not judging you it could happen to anyone, especially if there's a lot of stressors going on in your life at the time. Just ask yourself, hey do I want to risk losing my license that I worked sooo hard to get and after all the sacrifices that I made go down the drain because of it? I'm glad you got a second chance the best thing for you to do is to pray about it and let the Lord guide you. I hope everything works out for you.
  4. by   MichelleRN34
    it isnt worth it...i lost my license for a year already. over one recreational use of MJ...No way I will be using it or any other substance ever again.