why corrections

  1. What was your motivation to enter corrections?
    What is your motivation for staying?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Crawsu
    I wanted out of the hospital setting, I wanted more money, and I wanted to try something different.
    What Keeps me in corrections? No two days are the same. Just when you think you've seen it all, there is another surprise. The pay is better than average. All in all, the best decision I ever made. Sorry to see the trend for privatization, though, as I don't think it will be good for nurses.
  4. by   Agnus
    Excuse my ignorence on the subject. (I'm not in corrections only giving it some though as the opportunities are definately available to me in my geo area)

    How do you see privatization hurting Nurses?
  5. by   Crawsu
    Large companies contract for medical services with jails and/or prisons. The nurses are no longer employed by state or local government which usually means lessor benefits, etc..
  6. by   TerriRene
    I have entered it because I AM SICK OF THE HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME AND HOME HEALTH!!! I need something different and corrections is definitely different. Also I like a challenge.
  7. by   tirzo13
    pay.
    pay.

    i wish the pay was not so good here.
    I have worked at 3 prisons.
    not why I became a nurse.
    I said i'd never take a job for money.
    well, i did.
  8. by   texascowgirl
    low risk litigation, low stress, entertainment (at times), fun environment, autonomy, low acuity, paramilitary structure, not having to kiss ass, not having to fake a smile on days you aint feeling good.

    however, that being said, i was wanting to go back to corrections (i have been in civilian sector ER for past year, after 3 years with the Army), but just got offered a very good defense contractor GWOT job (Global War on Terrorism), that offers so much more than corrections, so i am going to take it. if however, the official offer doesnt come to fruition, i will go back to correctional health, something i have done for years prior to last several years in ER....i will guarantee you ONE THING. i will NEVER EVER EVER work in the civilian sector ever again.
    it's either corrections or govt/military for me. PERIOD. end of story.
  9. by   iluvmynavyman
    i want to get my army commision after i graduate and also do correctional nusing
    what contracting company hires nurses ?


    Quote from texascowgirl
    low risk litigation, low stress, entertainment (at times), fun environment, autonomy, low acuity, paramilitary structure, not having to kiss ass, not having to fake a smile on days you aint feeling good.

    however, that being said, i was wanting to go back to corrections (i have been in civilian sector ER for past year, after 3 years with the Army), but just got offered a very good defense contractor GWOT job (Global War on Terrorism), that offers so much more than corrections, so i am going to take it. if however, the official offer doesnt come to fruition, i will go back to correctional health, something i have done for years prior to last several years in ER....i will guarantee you ONE THING. i will NEVER EVER EVER work in the civilian sector ever again.
    it's either corrections or govt/military for me. PERIOD. end of story.
  10. by   texascowgirl
    what state are you interested in?
    p.s. you probably wont be able to do any prn on the side when you are active duty. none of the active duty nurses who worked with me could-they were pretty much on-call all the time

    Quote from iluvmynavyman
    i want to get my army commision after i graduate and also do correctional nusing
    what contracting company hires nurses ?

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