New grad working in a SE Michigan Correctional facility

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    I'm a new grad and just got a job through a temp agency in South East Michigan to work in a correctional facility. I am both excited and nervous. I really want to an emergency room nurse in Detroit but intill I get hired this would be an interesting place to start my career. Does anyone know how much new grads make working in prisions? Also any advice?

    Thank you!
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    I am not a "new Grad" per-se but I don't have much experience (only 1 job as an LPN) I also had an interview with a SE Michigan Correctional facility, though I haven't heard back from them yet, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm also interested in how much I will make. Which facility are you working at?
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    Congrats on your new job! The agency pay for a corrections nurse in MI is approx $29. It's a decent job and as a new grad you will get to see and work on a lot of different things and hone your assessment skills. They do like to play games and fake illnesses so be aware of that.
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    I am working at an MDOC facility in Jackson rite now thought a contract agency and I started out at $29 and after 6 mo it jumps to $30. I hav a years experience as an RN I left home care for corrections and I LOVE it so far I hav been there for a week and am so thankful for the opportunity of change
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    Do you get $29 because you don't get government benefits?
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    Quote from Neyerm1
    Do you get $29 because you don't get government benefits?
    That's just want the hiring agency starts out at is $29/hr for the first 6mo then jumps to $30, I hav the option to ins through the agency but there r no premium options and its WAY to expensive for my husband and I
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    Quote from Neyerm1
    I'm a new grad and just got a job through a temp agency in South East Michigan to work in a correctional facility. I am both excited and nervous. I really want to an emergency room nurse in Detroit but intill I get hired this would be an interesting place to start my career. Does anyone know how much new grads make working in prisions? Also any advice?

    Thank you!
    I am originally from Michigan, and am in Arizona now. Right now I will be working as a corrections LPN while I finish up the RN program. Are there many opporutnities for corrections nursing positions in Michigan? If you know of a good agency, please send me a PM with the name. I plan on moving back to Michigan once I complete the RN program.
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    What agencies did you go through? I work in corrections in Arizona, and I am moving back to Michigan in the next few months....Thanks!
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    Quote from Neyerm1
    I'm a new grad and just got a job through a temp agency in South East Michigan to work in a correctional facility. I am both excited and nervous. I really want to an emergency room nurse in Detroit but intill I get hired this would be an interesting place to start my career. Does anyone know how much new grads make working in prisions? Also any advice?

    Thank you!
    Advice? Be a Doubting Thomas. Observe a lot and believe little. Know that your patients are criminals, i.e. liars, thieves, manipulators, etc. This doesn't mean you can't provide healthcare appropriate to their acuity, however, know that there may be an ulterior motive for an inmate soliciting your services. A lot of inmates seek healthcare behind the wall merely to get out of their cell/pod, to get some type of "special" treatment, or get something in exchange for being incarcerated believing that the government "owes" it to them. As an example, you may have a diabetic who hasn't treated his disease in five years but suddenly, because he's in jail, he's screaming he's a diabetic and has to be treated because, as he'll say, "I know my rights." Treat him. Do you job. Protect yourself, paycheck, and license, but know he'll likely won't seek any healthcare once he's out, lol.
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    Quote from miteacher
    What agencies did you go through? I work in corrections in Arizona, and I am moving back to Michigan in the next few months....Thanks!
    If you look up Manpower they are a good place to start
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