San Quentin Scrubs

  1. Speaking of safety in nursing at correctional facilities... Does anyone know the scrubs and shoes dress code for San Quentin (State Correcitonal Facility, MAXIMUM security, CA)? Thanks for any help in this area! I know there is no lime green, orange, blue or camoflauge. Prints are ok, but I'm not clear on prints with these colors in them? Are Crocs ok? I'm looking for nursing uniforms that I can shop for NOW, before the rush of the tb-physical-drug test-security clearance paperwork, and just want it out of the way, so anyone with experience in this area (especially at San Quentin) would be terrific! Thanks so much for any contribution you can make in this regard! Also, would love to link up with an LVN that also works there! Just need dress code information! I am so excited about this position that I'm coming out of my skin! Thank you for all who post in the correctional nurses forums, I have learned a lot from you! I LOVE THIS SITE!
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  3. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from ohmygoditsheragain
    Speaking of safety in nursing at correctional facilities... Does anyone know the scrubs and shoes dress code for San Quentin (State CORRECTIONAL Facility, MAXIMUM security, CA)? Thanks for any help in this area! I know there is no lime green, orange, blue or camoflauge. Prints are ok, but I'm not clear on prints with these colors in them? Are Crocs ok? I'm looking for nursing uniforms that I can shop for NOW, before the rush of the tb-physical-drug test-security clearance paperwork, and just want it out of the way, so anyone with experience in this area (especially at San Quentin) would be terrific! Thanks so much for any contribution you can make in this regard! Also, would love to link up with an LVN that also works there! Just need dress code information! I am so excited about this position that I'm coming out of my skin! Thank you for all who post in the correctional nurses forums, I have learned a lot from you! I LOVE THIS SITE!
    [FONT="Garamond"]A phone call to your Supervising Registered Nurse, the person who probably offered you the job would give you specificity on what scrubs are allowed.
    Congrats to you!
    Last edit by guerrierdelion on Sep 18, '07 : Reason: I can wear my Crocs because there aren't escalators in prison, just kidding
  4. by   hodapp8
    Thanks so much for that prompt reply! Still hoping to link up with an LVN that works there, ... thanks so much, though, I appreciate your help!
  5. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from ohmygoditsheragain
    thanks so much for that prompt reply! still hoping to link up with an lvn that works there, ... thanks so much, though, i appreciate your help!
    [font="garamond"]you're welcome! you are not going to ask me how long the tb, pre-employment physical, live scan process takes? you probably already know. be prepared for the funky pulmonary function test where you blow your lungs out, lol.
    bay area, huh? i used to live up there back in my hey days, loved it. fisherman's wharf, ghirardelli square and chinatown~the food...oh my god!!best wishes to you,
  6. by   hodapp8
    I have no idea, so if you want to share, bring it on... sounds like a month or so? LOL! Also, yes, the food here is GREAT... but so expensive, we only go to the city when we have out of town guests, which is fine with me... but I do love it there. Buena Vista Irish Coffees too! You can stop drooling now... LOL... thanks again! Take care, and if you have info, lay it on me.. I can take it! =)) What's with the lung test? LOL... I'm laughing just thinking about it. I guess it's all about stamina? God, there's so much else to deal with, I guess they're just covering their bases. From what I can tell, it looks (from the forums and from MY interview) like it's tougher to get in that you would think here in CA. I like it that way, though... you gotta know your stuff to think quickly on your feet, I'm sure. Well, gotta go, breathe well! ROTFL
  7. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from ohmygoditsheragain
    I have no idea, so if you want to share, bring it on... sounds like a month or so? LOL! Also, yes, the food here is GREAT... but so expensive, we only go to the city when we have out of town guests, which is fine with me... but I do love it there. Buena Vista Irish Coffees too! You can stop drooling now... LOL... thanks again! Take care, and if you have info, lay it on me.. I can take it! =)) What's with the lung test? LOL... I'm laughing just thinking about it. I guess it's all about stamina? God, there's so much else to deal with, I guess they're just covering their bases. From what I can tell, it looks (from the forums and from MY interview) like it's tougher to get in that you would think here in CA. I like it that way, though... you gotta know your stuff to think quickly on your feet, I'm sure. Well, gotta go, breathe well! ROTFL
    [FONT="Garamond"]If something is found during your pre-employment medical examination (:chuckle'I don't know how to stand on an escalator with my Crocs on "-itis"-just kidding') that requires you to see your Primary Physician &/or a Specialist, make sure the paperwork gets returned to US Healthworks and submitted to Sacramento with the rest of your packet. It should be smooth sailing then.
  8. by   shell911rn
    Hello,
    I'd recommend buying a pair of tennis shoes (not Crocs or slip-ons) because you just never know when you may need to run towards something (a mandown, etc) or away from something (a fight, riot, etc). You can not wear jeans and blue or orange colors (as these are the colors worn by inmates, depending on their status). Sometimes you can get away with a multi-print scrub that has blue or orange in it (depending on who is working at the gate or in control), but I'd play it safe at first and just buy some solid prints that are not blue or orange. Good luck to you.
  9. by   shell911rn
    Another thing I forgot to add to my previous post is my recommendation to purchase Dickie workpants with a belt. The belt is useful for hooking your personal alarm and key chain with CPR face shield and medical keys to so that you don't have everything stuffed in your pocket (which makes it easier to hit your alarm by accident or to lose your keys).
  10. by   hodapp8
    Thank you! That's GREAT, HELPFUL information! I appreciate the pants info especially so much! THAT"S the kind of info that will help me so much in my job, and I am so grateful. You have no idea how much that helped me... practical advice that works! You're the best!
  11. by   kixboxx
    Quote from ohmygoditsheragain
    Thank you! That's GREAT, HELPFUL information! I appreciate the pants info especially so much! THAT"S the kind of info that will help me so much in my job, and I am so grateful. You have no idea how much that helped me... practical advice that works! You're the best!
    I WORK AT SAN QUENTIN I USUALLY STICK TO GREEN, BROWN,GREY SCRUBS USUALLY FROM AVIATOR SCRUBS PLENTY OF POCKETS AND COLOR SAFE WITH INSTITUTIONAL GUIDLINES ,WHAT BLOCK OR CLINIC ARE U ON
  12. by   unique7
    Quote from kixboxx
    I WORK AT SAN QUENTIN I USUALLY STICK TO GREEN, BROWN,GREY SCRUBS USUALLY FROM AVIATOR SCRUBS PLENTY OF POCKETS AND COLOR SAFE WITH INSTITUTIONAL GUIDLINES ,WHAT BLOCK OR CLINIC ARE U ON



    How can i apply?????????
  13. by   unique7
    when and How can i apply for a job at a correction facility??????

    It seems to hard to get in!!! but i might be wrong, maybe im not searching right, any advice?

    thanks.
  14. by   caballoazul78
    Quote from kixboxx
    I WORK AT SAN QUENTIN I USUALLY STICK TO GREEN, BROWN,GREY SCRUBS USUALLY FROM AVIATOR SCRUBS PLENTY OF POCKETS AND COLOR SAFE WITH INSTITUTIONAL GUIDLINES ,WHAT BLOCK OR CLINIC ARE U ON

    I'm considering a job as an RN at San quentin... can you tell how is it like? what's a block and what's the difference with a clinic? any inside info will be greatly appreciated!

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