Correctional nursing isnt for me! - page 3

After only 2 weeks of orienting, I discovered Correctional nursing isn't for me. The thought of returning makes my stomach twist in knots. In my 13 years of nursing, I've never gotten into my car... Read More

  1. by   OrganizedChaos
    The last correctional facility was EXACTLY like that. A ridiculous amount of paper work, negative nurses & guards. The facility took mostly illegal immigrants so speaking Spanish is pretty much a must. When CO's heard I didn't speak Spanish they were so rude & most of the time didn't want to stop what they were doing to help me. I had a two week "orientation". Hah. A joke. After "orientation" I was more confused & had no one to ask. So when I did something wrong, this one nurse would chew me out. I've worked in corrections before & it was NOTHING like that. Nurses helped each other, CO's helped the nurses & the paperwork was manageable within the time frame. They pay & benefits were awesome but I NEVER want to go back.
  2. by   katkonk
    Just out of curiosity, was the place that was awful a state, federal, or private corrections environment?
  3. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from katkonk
    Just out of curiosity, was the place that was awful a state, federal, or private corrections environment?
    Medical was run by CHC. I think it was federal because they took ICE & Marshal detainees.

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