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Betterdaystocome

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    Nursing student- there is hope

    @almostnurse20 yes I had completed all court requirements and was not on probation. If you are on probation, it is almost guaranteed that you will be place on a monitoring agreement. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Nursing student- there is hope

    @almostnurse20 I think I've read on here that someone was asked if they told the school but they never asked me. They asked me what my BAC was which was quite high .241. They asked what I was doing to make sure this doesn't happen again I told them I was seeing a therapist. They asked me if I had drank anything since then, I said no. They then asked if I was still on probation through the county and I wasn't. They suggested that AA may be beneficial to meet but that they did not see a need to monitor me and issued it free and clear. My lawyer answered some questions and I answered others. It all depends on who you go in front of. My state has one day where it is just one member acting as an ALJ and then the other day is a full board (three ALJs). I lucked out that I just went in front of the one person. Your lawyer should be able to give you this info so that you can prepare yourself. Also there was like 200 people on this zoom call. You just wait for your name and they ask you questions. Tool about 15 mins altogether. I was like 33 in line so it took like 2 hrs just to get to me. Do you will be able to hear the questions they ask other people. Pay attention to the ones with DUIs and you can gauge what type of questions they will ask.
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    Nursing student- there is hope

    @almostnurse20 no I didn't tell them
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    Nursing student- there is hope

    So I recently graduated from nursing school. About 6 months before graduation I was arrested for a DUI. Moreover, in 2016 I had multiple arrests for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. After my most recent arrest I figured I was screwed. I desperately sought out answers on whether I would be able to test and if so what would happen to me. I hired a nursing license attorney right after my arrest because I knew I would have to submit a positive response to the board when applying to take my NCLEX. He had me do certain things ucb as get references, get a hair screen, get letters from my counselor and get a substance abuse evaluation. I did all of these things. Fast forward, I recently just got finished with my board appearance to answer my positive responses. I was given approval with NO probation and NO referral to my states drug and alcohol program. I am writing this to comfort fellow nursing students who may be worried about being able to test after having a criminal background. Yes, you will be able to test. I had four arrests (most drug or alcohol related) and I was able to test free and clear. My advice is to hire an attorney. It was the best decision I made. If you have to take out a loan. Do it! You need an attorney. There was a person that had an appearance right before me who had a DUI. This was her only charge. She did not have a lawyer and was given probation and a referral to the monitoring program. I am willing to answer anyone's questions. If you are a student who has gotten in trouble, know that you will be OK and you will be able to test.
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    Requirements for completing INPRP

    Are there certain therapists you have to use or can you pick your own? What are you in monitoring for if you don't mind me asking. Also what are the terms of your contract?
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    Requirements for completing INPRP

    @Indiana awesome thanks. Where you able to start working after signing your contract?
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    Requirements for completing INPRP

    So you never had to go in to IPRP building? Did you get tested during the addiction assessment? Do most people get IOP? And I'm assuming you had to pay for the addiction assessment and the IOP? Did IOP take a payment plan?
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    Hair test

    What will happen if you shave everything before an evaluation. Just in case they hair follicle. Also, cut your nails short. Will they consider this as a failure? I don't mean random drug tests but the initial evaluation.