QUESTION: First, here's my history.. I admitted to self medicating at home and diverting hydrocodone 5/325 mg -- 5 times at work for 3 months. I have not been asked for a drug test or tested positive for one, was never accused by my DON of diverting or taking anything. My DON was knew something was wrong but didn' know what was wrong. I admitted to her what I was doing because I was ashamed and knew it was wrong. Shes an amazing boss!
My DON asked that I enroll in TNPAP to save my license. My DON has created a non nursing position for me while I complete the TNPAP recommened Outpatient therapy(which is 20 sessions) and individual counseling but I have not recieved my monitoring aggreement as of yet. I have tested negative on all drug screens thus far.
My question is - what is the standard monitoring aggreement for something like this? If I am cleared for going back to a floor nursing position, what are the standard stipulations? To be able to perform a floor nursing position, I cant have restrictions such as: narcotics or supervisory restrictions. (Nurses are all supervisors on the floor of the CNA's)