I have an acquaintance who is also a nurse. We don't work at the same facility. Recently she sent me some nasty texts about a friend of mine who is African American, and she used some really nasty racial slurs. I politely corrected her terminology. She assured me that yes, she did mean to use that word. This was pretty upsetting to me. I don't believe that there's any place for racism in nursing. Especially for someone who is so blatant about it. I thought about reporting her comments to her employer. In the meantime, a friend sent me screenshots of texts that the same woman had sent her detailing her illegal drug use. She talked about smoking pot, snorting lines, drinking, and driving home after.Y'all. I don't even know how to feel about this. I'm disgusted and disturbed. She works in pediatrics. I feel very strongly that I should make her employer aware. I've never done anything like that before though.I guess my question here is...should I? I wanted the opinions from peers who aren't directly involved. Am I just being a busybody? My concern is for her patients, for obvious reasons. If I do report, will it even be taken seriously? I do have proof (my screenshots and the other girl's). I've never been involved in a situation like this and it's just making me sick. Thanks in advance for any advice and/or opinions.