I've been a nurse for 7 years. I have been at my current job 3 years and love it. I have only made 1 med error in 3 years (gave 100mg of modafinil instead of 200mg.. We manually sign out our drugs and the narcotic sheet which is pre printed said we had 200mg tablets on hand. Therefore I grabbed one. So I feel that error was an environmental error bc the sheet saying what's in stock was wrong. (But I should've read the dose on the pill). I've never had any sentinel events. EVER. I'm
On the code team. I fill In supervisor when they are short. I've never been suspected of being impaired.
I am married with a family.
Taking adderall lexaproand xanax for 9 years. Before I met my doc and he put me on regimen I was a party girl moving from house to house with whatever guy I was with. I moved home went to a professional. Since starting my meds I became a CNA, CMA,LVN ( graduated 2nd in my class), RN, and BSN with a 3.89 GPA.im now applying to grad school.
Every job I've ever had I stopped my meds a week before the drug test out of embarrassment. I hate appearing weak. I know the stigma behind xanax. But I'm on a low dose and it really helps me.
I have a job interview
tomorrow. I did not stop taking my meds this time. I just read on the BON website that if any nurse has a positive urine screen even with a prescription they are reported to the board and not hired.
Is this true?
I can't get an answer!!!!!!
***** I am NOT asking for medical advice!!!******* I'm asking for nurses to share their hospital policies and knowledge"""""