After graduation I'm thinking about working at the local jail. But I'm wondering if it will be too tough for a new grad. So I'm basically asking have you seen new grads doing well in the correctional setting? What could I do to prepare myself? Is there anything I should specifically focus on that will help me on the job?
And last but not least, is it very common that young women are given a hard time (sexual comments etc) either by the inmates or staff? I really want to go into the jail as a professional nurse and not be degraded to a sex object. So I'm just wondering how hard that side of it is to deal with.
Thank you in advance for your help and input!
Oct 25, '06
The prison I work in the inmates would be trouble if making sexual comments to the nurse.I really doubt if they would disipline the guards, for it though. You know sometimes, they are looking, but they can't touch. Just do the job, and remain professional.
Oct 25, '06
I don't know if correctional nursing is for a new grad. I think it depends on the nurse. My girlfriend went straight to corrections from school and did well. I don't think any nurse can come prepared for what she'll see in the prison/jail population. You just have to go with the flow and stay on point because they will try to con you.