Hello, I am an LPN student about to graduate in two months. I have an interest in working at the local county jails in the Tampa Bay area (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco). I am looking for information from anyone that works in these facilities or knows someone working there. I'm wondering about if it is a 12 hr or 8 hr shift (so I can do a LPN to RN program). Any personal experiences in these facilities, and what to expect to make sure I feel like this is a good fit for me. Reading the threads and meeting other nurses who work in the jails makes me really excited, especially since I'm going to be a new grad and dont have many options other than Long Term Care or ALFs. So ANY! information would be helpful.
Does any one know why the pay rate in Clearwater is so much higher than in Hillsborough or Pasco? Thanks in advance!!