Are LVN's Hired in Correctional Facilities?

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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?
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    I know of many places that do.
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    Many places do hire LPN/LVN's. However, there are some correctional facilities that only hire RN's. Good luck with your search
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    Quote from audiharvi
    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?
    I know that the State of CT is always looking for LPN's which is the same as LVN's. I hope this helps you. Good luck!
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    [FONT=Courier New]Yes, they do in Texas. I used to work for the Bill Clements Unit Maximum Security Mens Unit, just outside of Amarillo,Tx. New FONT]
    Quote from audiharvi
    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?
    Last edit by vicsweetie on Apr 2, '05 : Reason: took out a word
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    I know the state of Texas hires LVN's in correctional facilities. www.cmsstl.com and another website is www.utmb.edu - look under careers, then select correctional facilities.
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    Here in WV all of the jails/prisons use LPN's.
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    state Department of Corrections: YES and always begging
    Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) YES all LPN staff with RN supervisor
    Correctional Medical Services (CMS) YES and they beg more than the state

    As far as I know the federal prisons are the only prisons in this state that only hire RNs, but I have been told that federal prisons in some neighboring states do hire LPNs.

    Someone listed CMS's website. CCAs is www.correctionscorp.com .
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    I don't know what state you are in, but here in NC the Dept. of Correction does hire LPNs. As a matter of fact, they are happy to get ANY nurse they can get, at least that's the way it is at the facility where I am currently a corrections officer. I start LPN school in August. I will not work for any prison when I'm done because I know how prisons really work. We only have a staff of about 20 nurses and they are constantly quitting. For some reason, the Dept. of Correction here in NC have a hard time keeping nurses in any of the NC prisons. Good luck with your search.

    CSimonFan
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    Quote from CSimonFan
    I don't know what state you are in, but here in NC the Dept. of Correction does hire LPNs. As a matter of fact, they are happy to get ANY nurse they can get, at least that's the way it is at the facility where I am currently a corrections officer. I start LPN school in August. I will not work for any prison when I'm done because I know how prisons really work. We only have a staff of about 20 nurses and they are constantly quitting. For some reason, the Dept. of Correction here in NC have a hard time keeping nurses in any of the NC prisons. Good luck with your search.


    CSimonFan
    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


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