Student Drug Testing in Nursing Education

Valerie T. Cotter, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

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Nursing faculty and administrators have a responsibility to keep abreast of current research, legal regulations, and professional standards that affect students in the classroom and clinical setting. The purpose of this article is to examine whether empirical research supports the current trend of mandatory drug testing, provide a synopsis of current practice, and discuss the legal and ethical implications for nursing faculty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug testing
  • Nursing education
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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