I have been talking with a facility about one of their openings in corrections. I am just a little nervous about it. I'm afraid that I'm not "hard" enough for it...I don't mean hard...I just get emotionally attached sometimes. Has anyone had these feelings before? Were you nervous when you started and if you were how did you overcome it?
I feel like this is something I really want to try. I just need to push the nervousness aside. I'd appreciate your input! Thanks
Sep 30, '06
you must learn to become detached from the emotions of this job.
they are criminals, never forget it.
they will do what ever they can to get ahead in the prison.
they will sweet talk you, to see if you get touched and give them extra drugs or bring contraband for them.
when the doctor does not reup the MS or T3 or Wellbutrion, guess who they will yell at?
when they miss their narc because of a visit, and you won't give it to them because its too late, or won't give them double next time, guess who they are pissed at?
If you piss someone off bad enough, don't think they won't put a hit on you.
Nurses are easy hits when they have a plan to assault staff.
Now assaults are rare, but they do happen.
Nurse got his jaw broke last week at my prison.
Don't think they can't find your address thru the state board site and the phone book.
they have plenty of contacts on the outside.
they have all day to watch the parking lot to see what car you drive.
Now actually a inner city ER may be more dangerous for a nurse.
but still, you get inner fuzzy at a hospital.
do not get attached to these guys, they will use it against you.
they will talk to you nicer than any man ever has.
they have a reason to do it.
they have plenty of time to work you, most of them ain't going anywhere anytime soon.
course the money is very good!
Last edit by tirzo13 on Sep 30, '06
Oct 5, '06
The biggest suggestion I can give to any nurse wanting to go into corrections is to read a book called Games criminals play, never vary from the suggestions given in this book, Have plenty of OJT, have good diagnostics skills, believe me there really are critically ill pts in jail, as well as good cons, learn to differentiate Have worked in corrections for 12 years, I have never been harmed, give respect and you will receive respect. Always remember where you work. And treat the officers with respect as well, we are considered necessary evils, no one likes healing a child molester or murderer or rapist, but remember we are nurses not the judge jury or executioner. Good Luck, Big Big Plus is the pay.
Last edit by louismama on Oct 5, '06