New RN Grad going to CA Prisons - page 2

Hello everyone, Im starting my classes soon and hope to graduate around 2015. My ultimate passion is to work in the prison system or jail systems in CA... To this date, do they still hire New... Read More

  1. Visit  Erikadawn RN profile page
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    I worked as a prison nurse for a few years. Just switched to dialysis a few months ago. I started as an Lpn and became an RN. We had multiple Cna who were in nursing school, and they hired them once they became nurses. I suggest if you did get hired as a Cna, that you work hard and get to know the DON, that always helps.
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  3. Visit  misspinkmeow profile page
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    Very interesting guys... Thanks for all your input... I also wanted to know if taking a CNA class is better then taking the EMT class?
  4. Visit  Orca profile page
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    Quote from misspinkmeow
    Thanks for your input. I have read that I can apply for an LVN license after a few RN classes and start working while in school. Is that a better route?
    When I was in nursing school I took PN boards after my third semester. I presume that the same opportunity exists now. At the time I primarily did it to get direct experience with taking a nursing licensure exam. I had no idea I would be using my LPN license, but it allowed me to start orientation at my first job before I passed RN boards. The experience as an LPN would be much more applicable to your future RN duties. A CNA's scope of practice simply doesn't allow it.
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    Quote from misspinkmeow
    Very interesting guys... Thanks for all your input... I also wanted to know if taking a CNA class is better then taking the EMT class?
    Apples and oranges. EMT is emergency medical response, while CNA involves more menial tasks. EMT is not an easy course of study.
  6. Visit  Pranqster profile page
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    in my opinion....
  7. Visit  Pranqster profile page
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    Go for EMT cert. It will give you an advantage in emergency situations and make you more marketable!
  8. Visit  misspinkmeow profile page
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    Sweet thanks
  9. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    misspinkmeow---I have contacted the EMT people in CA and yes, you can challenge the EMT qual, but not until you have your RN license...dont know what good that does a person though! LMAO!
  10. Visit  misspinkmeow profile page
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    Hahahahaha ya true... Thanks for looking into that
  11. Visit  Steff81 profile page
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    I just got hired on as a CNA at a prison infimary. I am also in nursing school, so I'm glad I'm starting in a prison as a CNA to see how I like it before I make a decision to be a nurse in one
    Quote from misspinkmeow
    Hello everyone,Im starting my classes soon and hope to graduate around 2015. My ultimate passion is to work in the prison system or jail systems in CA... To this date, do they still hire New Grads?I have many friends as CO's in the prisions and wanted to know if that helps getting in as well?Is there any externships I can do while in school for me to get into the prison systems?
  12. Visit  misspinkmeow profile page
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    Cool so you do reccomend getting a CNA now? And looking for a job?
  13. Visit  ER/PAS profile page
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    I am an RN for CDC ...the CNA route will not help at all ... CDC should be opening the HUGE hospital in Stockton about the time you graduate. The big need will be RNs not CNAs.... There will be a need for RNs at the hospital ..plus openings will occur at the prisons with normal attrition ...as well as existing RNs transferring to the new hospital.
  14. Visit  misspinkmeow profile page
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    What about LVN's?
    Quote from ER/PAS
    I am an RN for CDC ...the CNA route will not help at all ... CDC should be opening the HUGE hospital in Stockton about the time you graduate. The big need will be RNs not CNAs.... There will be a need for RNs at the hospital ..plus openings will occur at the prisons with normal attrition ...as well as existing RNs transferring to the new hospital.


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