Hello! I'm currently awaiting to start my nursing program in January. Since back before even starting prereqs, I have known I wanted to do correctional nursing! I am trying to find out a little bit more about the shifts. Most of you correctional nurses, do you do 12-hr shifts , 8-hr shifts? Is it usually paid by hourly wage? or salary? if its hourly, are there shift differentials? If its salary, must you work overtime unpaid, etc? Also, is it very hard to get hired at a prison as a new grad? Is there anything I can do whilst in RN school to help move myself in that direction? What area of nursing could I do preceptorship in , in order to be more prepared for a correctional setting? Thanks so much!