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Nursing job with the criminally/violent psychitric patients

  1. 0 Guys,

    How do I get a job working with the "criminally insane/sociopath/violent criminals"?

    I live south side of Chicago

    Should I get a job at the county prison?

    Where else do we lock up the violent offenders?

    the real bad ones?
  2. Visit  EzraRn profile page

    About EzraRn

    EzraRn has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU and Home Health'. From 'Palm Springs, Ca.'; 40 Years Old; Joined May '08; Posts: 30; Likes: 3.

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  3. Visit  sirI profile page
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    How do I get a job working with the "criminally insane/sociopath/violent criminals"?

    I suppose you need to check out the Psychiatric/Mental Institutions for that is normally where those who have dx of "criminally insane" are treated.



    Should I get a job at the county prison?

    Not if you your target population are the criminally insane.




    Where else do we lock up the violent offenders?

    the real bad ones?

    Violent offenders are normally in state/federal prisons.
    EzraRn likes this.
  4. Visit  morrison71 profile page
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    Hi the criminally insane are normally in either low, medium or high psychiatric forensic wards depending on the crimes commited. If you are at university you can request a placement at a forensic unit, or a registered nurse transfer. I know here in scotland we also have nursing assistants who work in the wards. Prisons are not for the deemed criminally insane.
  5. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    Maryland has a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. You may want to check your state to see if you have one also.
  6. Visit  MaritesaRN profile page
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    Just curious....why are you wanting to work in this area? Isn't this a morbid , depressing place to work knowing the place is charge w/ all these yucky energy? I know it is maximum security....but still why do you want to work in a place like this? What is your motivations?
    marina17 likes this.
  7. Visit  fins profile page
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    Or you could just work in any ED on a Saturday night.
  8. Visit  KC4NSICRN profile page
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    Ezra,
    I commend you for wanting to work in what has got to be a fascinating place. I think the suggestions for where to look are great. Also, forensic nursing in the UK is different than in the US, at least for the mentally ill and criminally insane. I would encourage you to take a loo at the International Association of Forensic Nurses web site (www.iafn.org) and to search for this topic. That's how I got started in pursuing a career in forensic nursing.
    I would like to read more about your motivation for such a challenging undertaking and to know where you are in your nursing career.
    When I tell someone I am a forensic nurse, first they think I just work with dead people. Then when I tell them about Living Forensics, they say how can you do that? I am very passionate about my work and career. And I think it shows when I speak about it. I'm lucky enough and so honored to be asked to speak at nursing conferences.
    Good Luck! We all must be agents for change.
    slaughtergryl likes this.
  9. Visit  MaritesaRN profile page
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    Yes I do bow to you, for being in this type of nursing, and thank God for our differences in our specialties. Forensic nursing is so new...at this point it is only associated as a rape victim examiner for the purpose of evidence of the crime........I know little of this... thank you all for sharing.
  10. Visit  algebra_demystified profile page
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    Try your State Hospital. See what they have available.

    Any particular reason you like that population?

    I work in criminal psych and really enjoy it. Maybe you will too!
  11. Visit  cgarriga5 profile page
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    Hi, I work at a state mental hospital. The patients are fascinating! When I talk to my friends about work, they are so sick of their jobs, hate their jobs, etc. I LOVE my job. I spend holidays, nights, and weekends with some patients that have done incrediby horrible things - - mostly murder, aggravated rapes; lots of crimes were done while on drugs or while off medications. We work to rehabilitate these patients so they can go back into the community. Alas, it is a very small population that reaches that goal. The community would really thank us if they knew what we were keeping off the street and out of their community by having this facility here. If you have a desire to work with this population, I say "go for it!". There is a shortage of Forensic Psychiatric Nurses and we need all the nurses we can get.
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  12. Visit  chr0nic21 profile page
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    Quote from cgarriga5
    Hi, I work at a state mental hospital. The patients are fascinating! When I talk to my friends about work, they are so sick of their jobs, hate their jobs, etc. I LOVE my job. I spend holidays, nights, and weekends with some patients that have done incrediby horrible things - - mostly murder, aggravated rapes; lots of crimes were done while on drugs or while off medications. We work to rehabilitate these patients so they can go back into the community. Alas, it is a very small population that reaches that goal. The community would really thank us if they knew what we were keeping off the street and out of their community by having this facility here. If you have a desire to work with this population, I say "go for it!". There is a shortage of Forensic Psychiatric Nurses and we need all the nurses we can get.

    wow...i love your optimism....its quite a change from the other posts i have read stating on how bruttally beaten forensic nurses can get at work...its a welcome releif considering I have an interview coming up next week and all these reading about beatings and lack of security frazzled me a little bit.
    If you have ne interview tips and possible questions...Id appreciate it


    thank you
  13. Visit  msbfree profile page
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    All I can say, where there is a need, there is a nurse. Go for what interest you! I hope you find it as interesting as the other experienced post have demonstrated.


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