I'm a current nursing student set to graduate this coming June. Like many other topics I've read here, my professors also have pressed that it's imperative I get experience on a med-surg floor before doing anything else. Problem is, I can't see myself being a floor nurse at a hospital. It's just really not something I find appealing.
I've been thinking about corrections nursing, and while I've read a lot of the discussions on the forum about what's it like, I'm more concerned about the stigma. For instance, if I take a corrections job as a new grad, and then somewhere down the road decide to jump to a hospital, will hospitals even be interested in me? Is it possible to jump after being in corrections? I know that corrections nurses can be labeled, and I was concerned that if I found out corrections wasn't for me, I'd be stuck. Any experiences in this area would be helpful.