Working as a corrections nurse can be a lot safer, because you have sheriffs or corrections officers looking out for you.
I have a good friend who works at San Quentin, where California's death row is, and he's been a lot safer there than I have at my trauma center. Our security guards are unarmed and prohibited from putting hands on anyone (translation: useless).
Mina, do they give you a study guide for the written test? Do you know if they're looking to hire new grads?
The LASD doesn't give you a study guide. They will consider new grads. Keep in mind the selection process is based on your "band" placement (I-V). You need at least a combined written and interview score of 94.5% to be placed in band I. Good luck!
Thanks...its a tough market out there for new grads....I heard the hiring process for the sheriffs is super long...but def good to be on their list or band so when a position opens up hopefully we will get the call