Are LVN's Hired in Correctional Facilities? - page 2

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Just curious if any of y'all know of places that hire LVN's to work in the correctional setting or if you have to be an RN before your considered?... Read More


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    Quote from Blackcat99
    I am thinking of relocating to Raleigh in the future. I may have to return to correctional nursing due to back and rib chronic pain. Please tell me why you wouldn't want to work NC corrections as a nurse. What do you think is causing the nurses to quit all the time? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    I think one of the reasons nurses are quitting in droves at the prison where I work is inconsistency. The policies/rules of the Medical Dept. are constantly changing. Where I work the inmates really have to be catered to because the state is so afraid of lawsuits. I can't speak for all of the NC prisons, so I don't know if they all work the same. If you are planning to relocate to Raleigh and you have had health problems in the past, I definitely would not recommend Central Prison. You might want to try a smaller one such as Wake Correctional. There is also NCCIW (the women's prison), but it is a large facility,also. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    How do I find a position as a correctional nurse in my area?
    Excuse my newness -
    I have been an LPN for close to 4 years and really want to get on at a local correctional facility. I have looked over their website and no employment needs for a correctional nurse. I have tried the services CMS but no responce - yet. Any hints or help is appreciated!!!!
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    Quote from celticqt
    How do I find a position as a correctional nurse in my area?
    Excuse my newness -
    I have been an LPN for close to 4 years and really want to get on at a local correctional facility. I have looked over their website and no employment needs for a correctional nurse. I have tried the services CMS but no responce - yet. Any hints or help is appreciated!!!!
    I can give you the internet address of the Dept. of Corrections in every state. Which state (states) are you interested in?:spin:
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    we use LVN's in california prisons, we are called MTA's.
    the pay is very good, alot more than hospitals, close to $40/hr with bonus.
    would not think its good for your back pain, we stand and walk alot, my feet/knees/back, whole body gets sore.

    really, i don't know why anybody would want to do this job.
    The CO's/guards have the same exact pay rate, and they sit down and drink coffee all day.
    we work nonstop.
    why would someone want to be a MTA/LVN with all the work we have to do, when they could do a lateral and be a CO?
    If you became a nurse for feeling good because you help people, forget that with this job.
    so at that point, it just becomes a job, not a passion or calling.
    so why do it?
    be a CO.
    I don't know.
    i work for the prison thru an agency, i'm only doing it till i take my RN board.
    RN job in the prison is alot easier and safer then the MTA/LVN job in the prison, at least in california.
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    Here in PA most of the correctional facilities hire LPNs as staff nurses and just have an RN as supervisor. They are always looking for more LPNs. I had actually thought about it but the pay really stinks (around here anyways).
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    Hi,
    I work for CMS in MD and they seem to always be looking for LPNs. Many of the LPNs seem to leave very quickly after starting because they dislike working in the pharmacy. Good luck!


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