New RN Grad going to CA Prisons - page 3

by misspinkmeow

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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... Read More


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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!
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    Hahahahaha ya true... Thanks for looking into that
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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?
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    Cool so you do reccomend getting a CNA now? And looking for a job?
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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.
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    What about LVN's?
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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.
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    There will certainly be needs for LVNs ... One important issue is pay scale ..the pay scale for a RN will be signicantly more .. Also if you want to go into management in the future you will need a RN level to be promoted .. Everything is a trade off or compromise.. You just need to decide what is best for you.
    Best of Luck


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