If our easily intimidated and easily manipulated, if you tend to give people the benifit of the doubt, if you are emotionally insecure, if you have low self esteem, if you have recently seperated form a spouse, BF, GF, etc., If you think you can flirt, share personal information or open up to an Inmate,
I would say this to you, with due respect, But, <Head the Warning>, Be Aware that I have seen more nurses, experienced Nurse, RNs & LPNs Walked out of the Building by Custody for something called, "Un due familiarity" Some of these Nurses, are awaiting court, and have pending felony charges against them now!
Because, they were manipulated by an INMATE!
Confidence is good, just know that better people than you or I have been manipulated by someone.
Keep in mind, an inmate has nothing but time on there hands to figure out where your weak spots are and they will use every bit they can to get you to let down your guard! No joke! you have to keep ur mind on business, the task at hand at all times.... Espeacily, in Med Custody, because they are more than likly going to be released sooner than later. The Men in Closed custody seem less manipulative!
good luck though!
Quote from annekclpn
So glad I found this board and I'm excited for everyones input.
I've always wanted to work corrections and as a recent LPN graduate, I've been offered a position with Advanced Correctional Healthcare at a medium security federal prison.
I'm good at being professional, treating everyone equal and handling stress, pressure, etc. I have one very large concern though.
I'm 110 pounds, 5'1 and look half my age. Am I setting myself up for disaster? I hate to even worry about this, but I would love to hear other experiences!