I've been a licensed RN for 18 months now. Though I've been unable to land any clinical positions, I have been nursing most of the time either for family doing hospice and palliative care at home, or as a private hire home health nurse for oncology patients. So my experience is limited, but I have used a lot of my nursing skills during this time and do have some confidence in my nursing skills.
I have my heart set on corrections. My mother was a corrections RN (she passed 20 years ago, so I cannot go to her for advice). I have been trying to land a job in California Dept of Corrections since I graduated, sent out a dozen apps and no responses, no interviews yet. So I signed up with an agency that specializes in corrections and looks like I might have an assignment at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga coming up. I am very excited and also a bit nervous.
Any advice, words of encouragement, warnings, comments from you all are welcome. I've read a lot of the threads in this forum already and have some idea of what to expect. I'm especially interested to learn what I can do to best prepare myself for this assignment, everything from what to wear to what to study and brush up on before I begin. I love this forum and really appreciate every bit of information I find here.