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  1. Visit  angelkay profile page
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    Oh okay, I must be in the wrong state to work in a facility, in southeast florida it is $20 per diem but its a detention center so that may be the difference. Trying to get into traveling corrections.
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  3. Visit  Mudwoman profile page
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    I work in Arkansas in correctional nursing and make $15 as an LPN
  4. Visit  ladyff1481 profile page
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    New York I am an RN with 16 years experience top of the pay scale making $24.06 per hour with tons of overtime. Pay is comparable to hospital pay but better benefits and state retirement plan.
  5. Visit  txlvn2004 profile page
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    I work in Tx corrections the State contracts out all medical to UTMB in Galveston to look at available jobs and pay scale go to www.utmb.edu and look search jobs. It will post a yearly salary but the pay is hourly and LVNs start around $14/hr. RNs around $30/hr
  6. Visit  MimismomRN profile page
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    I am a new LVN working med/surg in California and I was just offered a job to work through a contractor at our local state prison (max. security) for $33/hr. 8 hour shifts. I am tempted as I only get $14.99 at our hospital, but I am fearful of the environment, etc. Can any one experienced put my mind at ease? I am in school to get my RN so I would only do two shifts a week? Thanks.
  7. Visit  HOOSIERNW profile page
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    Quote from MimisMomLVN
    I am a new LVN working med/surg in California and I was just offered a job to work through a contractor at our local state prison (max. security) for $33/hr. 8 hour shifts. I am tempted as I only get $14.99 at our hospital, but I am fearful of the environment, etc. Can any one experienced put my mind at ease? I am in school to get my RN so I would only do two shifts a week? Thanks.
    If you have about 1 year med/surg background, give it a shot. Also read all the information on this site. Good luck.
  8. Visit  ddc101 profile page
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    Quote from louvonnie
    I work in Louisiana prison system. I'm an RN and I only get $22.00 an hour. Where are you working that pays LPN $22.00? Do you know what they pay RN's?
    I moved to Florida but am still in corrections.I worked for Lafayette Parish Correctional its staffed through agencies.I staffed with Nursefinders.
  9. Visit  ddc101 profile page
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    Quote from louvonnie
    Hey DDC101! I am also a corrections nurse, RN. Work for the state on a prn basis currently. They are only paying me a base of 22.00/hr or 23.00/hr (if I work nights) and then diffs if they are on that shift. Where do you work that pays you 22.00 / hr? Do you know what they pay the RN?
    Hey just an ups I was on Delphi forums tonight and I saw that there is a travel staffing company paying corrections RN's like sixty bucks an hour.No kidding.The LPN's are getting 32.00 and hour.Its not the only company I have seen do this either.I got on TNT Recruiting Board and put in a search for LPN jobs and it came up.Hope this is a blessing.
  10. Visit  nightingale profile page
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    California Correctional Nursing, I have heard, pays the highest wages. They also use Agency but I am not familiar with which one.

    When these high wages are quoted, it is because of overtime which is plentiful. Try doing the math; when you owrk over 60 hours, you get double time.
  11. Visit  ddc101 profile page
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    Quote from Nightngale
    California Correctional Nursing, I have heard, pays the highest wages. They also use Agency but I am not familiar with which one.

    When these high wages are quoted, it is because of overtime which is plentiful. Try doing the math; when you owrk over 60 hours, you get double time.
    Hey they did have some jobs in Northern Cal listed which I have heard is one of the most beautiful places to be.Plus you get alot of perks like same day
    medical and an apartment and gas money etc.If the pay is good you can maybe do only two three month assignments a year and be free for the
    other six months.
  12. Visit  tirzo13 profile page
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    I'm a agency LVN working in a california prison.
    I make 42/hr, i take home $5000 a month without OT.
    outside of the prison, for a hospital i would make about 20-25/hr. For a hospital thru a agency, maybe $30/hr.
    state prison LVN's make about $4000 a month, so as a agency worker, i make about $2000 more a month then them.
    My girlfriend who is a RN in the bay area makes less than me, i'm waiting to take my RN boards in a few weeks, so if i leave the prison system, i will actually make less as a RN then i do as a LVN, but if i stay, prison RNs get 100K....and that is as a state RN, with benefits!!!
    I said i would never do a job because of money, but for 100K i'm so tempted even though the prison job is brainless and unrewarding and can be dangerous and nurses have been assaulted here, and many threatend by shot callers.
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  13. Visit  Carebear06 profile page
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    I am a new grad, I just took a job as a RN at a Correctional Institute in WI through a staffing agency and am starting at $23/hr with a review in 90 days where they said I'd most likely get a raise. (I hope that's true). Is this a good starting rate? They asked me how much I was expecting...I've never negotiated wages before so I am not sure if they were/are paying me well or not?

    Anyone know what new grads get at correctional facilities? Many of you sound as though you've been working there for a while. Also, anyone in WI know what new grad hospital RNs are starting at?
  14. Visit  Sheri257 profile page
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    Quote from tirzo13
    but if i stay, prison RNs get 100K....and that is as a state RN, with benefits!!!
    I've seen you post this several times and, it's not completely accurate. Yes, the maximum pay raise approved by the court is $97K for all but three facilities in the Bay Area, where the pay for those facilities is higher with the higher COL ...

    BUT ... that's the maximum pay rate. You don't start at that rate. At most facilities you actually start at $7K a month ... which is nothing to complain about but, it's not $97K to start.

    Read the corrections bulletin updated as of December 19 of this year.

    http://www.cya.ca.gov/CareerOpportun...urseCF-O-C.pdf

    The $97K doesn't kick in until you qualify for the maximum pay rate, presumably after you put some time in.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 24, '06


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