correctional nursing position

  1. I was recently offered a position as a staff nurse in the state correctional institution. I don't know whether to take this position. I have only nursing home experience. Any ideas? pro/con. :imbar
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   fiestynurse
    Nurses that have worked in Nursing Homes or LTC do very in well in Corrections because they are use to functioning automously and with limited resources. I think you would do well.
  4. by   debraRN
    Quote from fiestynurse
    Nurses that have worked in Nursing Homes or LTC do very in well in Corrections because they are use to functioning automously and with limited resources. I think you would do well.
    thanks............
  5. by   Blackcat99
    Go for it. You will do just fine. Congratulations on escaping LTC's!! :hatparty:
  6. by   debraRN
    Quote from Blackcat99
    Go for it. You will do just fine. Congratulations on escaping LTC's!! :hatparty:
    thanks.I'm going to try it.
  7. by   Sunshine22
    I think that you will do just fine in corrections. The experience actually comes more w/ the job than with the schooling. If you can handle a very diverse group of individuals that are not like any other type of patients, then you can handle it. I don't want to scare you, by any means, but you really have to have a tough skin and be able to take any kind of flack that you can imagine. If you can be a hard, but caring person, then you should love the corrections field. You just cannot wear you heart on your sleeve. Good luck if you decide to go for it. :hatparty:
  8. by   barefootlady
    I have a friend who worked in a prison for 7 years, she said she always told herself on the way to work, these are convicts, and CON is the operative part of the word. They have hours to think of a way to scam staff of every level. Be professional and keep a distance.
  9. by   debraRN
    Quote from barefootlady
    I have a friend who worked in a prison for 7 years, she said she always told herself on the way to work, these are convicts, and CON is the operative part of the word. They have hours to think of a way to scam staff of every level. Be professional and keep a distance.
    I went today for the interview and decided I will not continue the application process. I will stay in LTC.......thanks for your reply.

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