CA nurse that made 260K which prison did she work at.

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    Hi,
    Not sure if this question was answered in another forum which facility did the nurse Jean Keller who made 260K in a year work at.

    Which prison did she work at?

    Where is the prison located.

    Was she a state employee of the prison or registry or a CA Pool employee

    If these questions cannot be answered what part of CA pays the most in corrections
    Sandiego or Northern CA.

    Is there an agency anyone can reccomend

    I am currently a corrections nurse in AZ lots of bills to pay thought about relocating to CA so I can save up to do my BSN and eventually do some volunteer work as a nurse and not have to worry about money so much.

    Thanks much.
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    If your motivation is to go where you get the most cash and nothing else, you will be eaten alive in corrections.
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    I believe that lady was a supervisor over several prisons and had to travel a great deal and deal with many, many shortages at several prisons. She may have gotten 260,000 in one year, but I bet she never saw her family or took a vacation. The average supervior makes over 100.000/year according to the cdc website. My husband is a C/O in CA. Unless you have been in a level 4 prison, I would not judge. I toured it once and may never go back!!
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    Northern CA pays more than Southern CA in Corrections. Check out the website and it will list all openings and pay.
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    I am a BSN RN, just accepted a Nursing position at local county corrections facility. Any advice from previous or
    current corrections RN's?? Please, do NOT reply if you have never had 'Corrections' RN experience. Thank you!!
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    Quote from 1998nurse
    Please, do NOT reply if you have never had 'Corrections' RN experience. Thank you!!
    LOL, yeah.
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    Actually the pay is the same except for for institutions that are in high cost of living areas.
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    Remember YOUR safety is always #1. If you do not feel safe, don't be there, don't go there, and don't do it. PERIOD.

    My #1 rant regarding correctional nursing is that the COs seem so lax sometimes. For example, after hours, the protocol is that ALL inmates be in full restraints (belly chain, shackles, etc) when I see them in the ER. The CO in the bubble have let inmates just waltz in with COs not even having them in handcuffs.

    As of yesterday, that BS has stopped for me. I told the shift commander of our complex and he said he supports me 100% since that is the protocol. I have told the bubble CO if an inmate is NOT in full restraints, don't even bother me with it, send em right back home - UNLESS it is an emergency.

    Quote from 1998nurse
    I am a BSN RN, just accepted a Nursing position at local county corrections facility. Any advice from previous or
    current corrections RN's?? Please, do NOT reply if you have never had 'Corrections' RN experience. Thank you!!
    virgo,student nurse likes this.
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    I want to start of thanking off the people who answered my questions.
    For the peopl like Orca who are being mean why would I get eaten alive I have worked at the supermax eyeman SMU1 it is where all the STG's go Aryan brotherhood mexican mafia etc Level 5 offenders. It might be a better idea to get to know people before making assumptions and saying you will get eaten alive.
    I have worked at all levels in all the prisons in AZ as well.

    Also not sure why a lot of people on this board get mad when you try and make money.
    I went into nursing to help people but to also be able to save for retirment and etc.
    Should I seek a job making eight dollars and hour to make people happy on this board?
    I am a single guy with no kids or wife so I would not mind working 70 hours a week.
    For the folks that are interested in correction it is hard work and you always have to be a where of your surroundings you cannot leave sharps out etc. You have to treat the inmates with respect but also not like they are at the Hilton hotel. I feel that corrections is a lot better place to work than a hospital for anyone who wants to check it out I would reccomended it best of luck stay positive and do not let anyone bring you down.
    jvman, NurseDiva08, TeenyTinyBabyRN, and 4 others like this.
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    It isn't a matter of being "mean". The tone of your original post made it plain that the salary was your primary focus - which is never a good way to go into any job.


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