Armor Correctional Healthcare

  1. Has anyone here worked for Armor Correctional Healthcare Services? Tell me your thoughts and post your experience. I am so happy to have landed a job with them--they seem like the pre-eminent healthcare service for corrections.
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    About MALENURSE50

    Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 43; Likes: 18
    Corrections Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in substance abuse, psych, LTC, corrections


  3. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    Did you start working? If so, How do you like it so far?
  4. by   MALENURSE50
    I just completed the orientation phase of my training for work at Nassau County jail in East Meadow. I couldn't be more impressed with Armor Correctional Healthcare Services! The Medical Director, Regional Vice President, Director of Staff Development, Vice President of Policy & Accreditation and others were directly involved in this process. Armor is already in 27 other assorted correctional facilities throughout the country, and they are bringing that proven knowledge to bear in Nassau County. I am very excited to be a part of the start-up team. The compensation and benefits are very generous, too. Armor takes over fully on June 1st, and my formal employment will start then. I'll keep you posted.
  5. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    Please keep me posted. Thank you.
    One of my close friends will be starting training soon. How long after you interview did you start training? Is it paid training? Will you be Per diem or fulltime?
  6. by   MALENURSE50
    All training is paid the full hourly wage, and since we are the start up crew, everybody trained as a unit--about 2 weeks after they were done with all of the initial interviews. I will be full-time. Any further questions, feel free to ask.
    When is you're friend due to start training?
  7. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    My friend interviewed with them on Monday for a LPN position, she really wants me to apply as RN per diem but I'm a bit skeptical about working in a jail but who knows maybe I will get the courage to apply and see how it is.

    As far as her start date for training, she has no clue. I guess this is why Im trying to find out too, to get an idea of how long they take. They told her they will get back to her with a training date but nothing as of yet.
    Last edit by Awww_ItsMyNurse on May 20, '11
  8. by   MALENURSE50
    Yea, they will probably wait to get all of the nurses they need to start the second go-round of training. Gook luck and keep ME posted as well!!
  9. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    Yes, she also mentioned that the person who interviewed her said they are expecting a high turn over rate because a lot of people decide this is not the job for them after they've started. My friend loves it because she already works in a correction center so she knows exactly what to expect. She loves this kind of work. Well, I wish you the best of luck with your new job and I will most definitely keep you posted with everything.
    Last edit by Awww_ItsMyNurse on May 20, '11
  10. by   MALENURSE50
    I think corrections nursing is a job you either love or hate! I think that I'm gonna love it!!
  11. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    Did you get to train with the inmates and all? or have you worked there before?
  12. by   MALENURSE50
    We toured the jail, but no hands on yet. Waiting for my first IM experience.
  13. by   Awww_ItsMyNurse
    Did you feel "locked in" "claustrophobic" ? I swear I think the worst of jails, lol... Maybe its no where near as bad as I think.Me and my friend have so much in common and she stresses how much she LOVES working in jail. Well, she actually works at Rikers, not sure if they are the same but I assume jail is jail... just like hospitals are hospitals.
  14. by   NurseLite
    I worked for Armor for 3 years while they held our contract in Escambia County. I started off as a medical assistant on the night shift, and with their help and ecouragement (not to mention tuition reimbursement, not a lot, but it helped), I went back to school, while working, to get my LPN. The admin staff was wonderful with adjusting my schedule for class and clinicals.
    They offer tons of education! They are also very proactive with making sure that the nurses are comfortable with their positions and offer extra training if need be. Their pay rates are very competitive, especially since we were located in an area that the cost of living had tripled, but wages had not.

    Good luck!