I just got hired as a prison registered nurse in Lancaster. I've been a nurse for 20 years with lots of experience in ICU. Does anyone know what the orientation will be like and how long? Does anyone know what the day to day is like?
Length of orientation depends on your employer. The company I'm with is an outside contractor that staff prison medical departments, and our orientation was about 2 weeks long. Everything you really need to know how to do will happen while on the job. The things we do a lot of are passing meds, taking vitals, dressing changes, BG checks and insulin admin, and assessments, and I'm sure you already know how to and are very good at doing all of those things! The prison/security aspect will take some getting used to, but I think you'll find that patients are patients no matter where they are, and our job is to take care of them. Feel free to direct any other questions my way!
We plan on orientation taking 30 days, but if a nurse picks things up more quickly, that can be reduced.