Transition from hospital to corrections... Where to look for a job?

  1. I have been an RN for 4 years working primarily on a busy Telemetry unit with some time in a Behavioral Health Center. I am very interested in working in corrections. I live in South NJ (Philadelphia metro area) and am trying to find jobs in this area for State or Federal prison system with no success. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Also, for those who have moved from the hospital to corrections, what was your transition like?
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  3. by   Jaila
    Can't speak to your particular area, but here we go through the county human resources for the sheriffs dept ( civil service position ). Even if there are no job openings...put in app anyway. They keep your app and qualifications on file for a certain amount of time.
    I also have family working corrections in diff state and there is definitely a need for...shall we say qualified nurses. Don't get discouraged!