Glad to hear that you're interested in correctional nursing, I've been at CMC for about 3 years now, and I can tell you that they do hire new grads, but not a lot. just like most other places, they want experienced nurses. I started as a registry nurse and rolled over to state service after "getting in" with my bosses. If you can get your LVN you can also get in that way, we have LVNs that get their RNs then promote. There is good news though, the state is building a medical facility in Stockton for CDCR's ill and aging population that will need more than 400 nurses by next year (California Health Care Facility – Stockton
) Also, we are building a Psych facility here at CMC that is suppost to open at the end of the year that will require us to hire more nurses. Don't give up and good luck!