Common Correctional Nursing Interview Questions - page 2

Hi, Gang: I'm collecting a compendium of Interview Questions and best answers for folks prepping for a correctional nursing job interview. Could you chime in with yours even if you might have posted elsewhere on this forum? It... Read More

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    I had an interview today and one of the questions was, "What professional experiences have you had that would help you to work in the correctional setting and deal with inmates?

    I had trouble with this one. What kind of answer are they looking for? I am a new grad and I have not worked as a nurse yet. I have worked in restaurants. I have volunteered at Orphanages and homeless shelters. I mentioned something about being able to work with a diverse population, but i didn't know what else to say...

    Can anyone help with a good way to answer this question?
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    I also said that I don't get intimidated easily and mentioned that although I have not actually worked as a nurse yet, I felt very comfortable during my psych rotation, and in my community health rotations where I made some home visits in very impoverished areas of Long Beach.
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    i am scheduled for an interview at chino prison, any help with interview questions please,,, and any advise about nurses at this facility????


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    Thank you for this information!
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    I will be sure to remember some of the interview questions I am asked on Monday and post them! I am going to review the correctional nursing section of my Forensics textbook! Will keep you updated!

    So, can I just say that the only thing about the interview that makes me nervous is that it is street parking only, no parking on site and the neighborhood is extremely dangerous!!!!!
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    good luck on your interview sookieRN!
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    Is this interview in Baltimore? I can't remember. If for the Baltimore Jail, park on the street with the meters between the Jail complex and the Youth Center. Staff don't park there because of the meters so it is often open and it is a safe street. Bring a few quarters and you'll be fine :-)

    (Disregard if I got you mixed up with another forum poster )
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    Thanks Lorry! You rock!
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    I was thinking about my Baltimore jail parking advise and wanted to add that, although it should be relatively safe in daytime, you should still be savvy and alert on the in any urban area. Lock all your valuables in the trunk. They probably already told you not to take much into the jail. Usually, I make it a policy to only take in my car key, drivers license, and any papers needed for my visit. Less to deal with at the security checkpoint. Someone should meet you there to walk you in. If you are interviewing with Francis, Kim, or Robbin, tell them how you know me and that I send my regards :heartbeat
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