I just got a letter of employment inquiry for a full-time RN position at a California state prison. It caught me by surprise because I just passed the assessment test online with a 85% three weeks ago
. I know this doesn't mean anything. My ranking is 3/15. The letter says if I am not contacted within 4 weeks after the post date of my acceptance of the inquiry, it can be assumed another canidate was selected for the position. The reason I ask if male nurses are preferred for state prison jobs is because:
1. I never applied for vacanices after I took the assessment and still haven't, and I still got a letter.
2. My girlfriend passed the assessment test with an 85% in June 2011 and applied for all the vacancies in Norcal prisons and only got a letter of inquiry just a couple of weeks ago and only for a part-time job. She's an old new grad with minimal experience and has a ADN. I'm a new grad with minimal experience and have a BSN.
3. One of my classmates from my NCLEX review class in the spring passed the assessment test and got a letter within 3 weeks also. He was hired for a part-time position at a California state prison within a month. He's an immigrant new grad from the Phillipines with no experience but has a BSN.
So do any of you who work in corrections know if they prefer male RNs for state prison positions? Or do you think it has to do more with having a BSN?
Thanks for the responses. I just saw on the news yesterday that there was a riot at Sac state prison in Repressa /Folsom which is the instituition that sent me the employment inquiry. It was their second riot this year. It took them 10 minutes to get it under control and they had to fire rubber bullets at the inmates to make them stop because the pepper spray wasn't doing the job. Maybe they have a high turnover rate over there because it's a level IV facility with difficult inmates and riots.
Last edit by Shane505 on Dec 9, '11