Traveling correctional nurse??

  1. Just got the thinking. Do you think it's possible to make a career of being a traveling correctional nurse? What I mean is bounce around the country living as a traveling nurse just taking correctional contracts. Are there a lot of these contracts available, enough to make a career of? Thanks for the help. I'm still in school, just kinda wondering.

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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   240zRN
    I don't think you would be able to find work regularly enough as a traveling correctional nurse. I only know of some agencies in CA that staff RNs in the prisons/jails here but I have never heard of traveling agencies specializing in correctional nursing assignments.
  4. by   mtsteelhorse
    When I was vacationing in Hawaii I actually met some local nurses at breakfast buffet. They said they would love to have travelers in their county jail. I think you'll have to do some checking but I'll bet it's possible. Good luck!
  5. by   lmburton
    Yes, give me send me a PM and I can give you some contact information
  6. by   mtsteelhorse
    I will do the same if you don't mind. Thanks!
  7. by   lmburton
  8. by   wyogypsy
    Try Supplemental Staffing, I have worked for them in the past and they were great to work for. I am not sure about experience needed as I have many years of correctional experience, but it is worth checking out!
  9. by   mtsteelhorse
    Thanks. I have a few years until I can travel 8 years correctional experience.