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A nurse was identified as an alcoholic. She completed a substance abuse treatment program and
returned to work. The nurse manager determines that the nurse has had a relapse and has begun
drinking again.

Which action is most appropriate for the nurse manager to take?
A) Accommodate the nurse's need for alcohol but ensure the safety of patients.
B) Recognize that the nurse qualifies as disabled under the ADA but will still be held to the same
employment and job performance standards as other employees.
C) Maintain the nurse as an employee while awaiting action of the Board of Nurse Examiners.
D) Terminate the nurse and report her to the Board of Nurse Examiners.

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B

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