I work at a correctional psych facility and have also worked in a regular psych hospital. I HATE this correctional psych nursing job for reasons of the schedule working nocs and doing round on inmates that expose themselves to you, the schedule, gassing, feeling paranoid of everything surrounding you, feeling like your the one in prison. I want to leave this job, and go back to my regular psych job, but I'm just worried about benefits and if I'm making the right decision. I'll be on call at my psych job because I gave up my schedule to be at this correctional job. People say it's good benefits at the prison etc etc, but I'm not retiring soon and at this point I don't want to go back at all. Not even for a 2 weeks notice. Although I feel like a failure that I even took this job and couldn't last more than 3 months. I been there 2 months and on the floor for 2 weeks. It's just not for me. I'm worried about what people will say about me, my reputation for the system. I just have a lot of anxiety about leaving because i don't want to make the wrong decision again, although I hate it. I'm mad at myself that I can't make it work. I don't know if it's worth leaving the medical benefits which I need. I'll get paid more at my on call job, and maybe in the future I'll get my regular hours back, but because nothing is certain I'm having a hard time making this decision. My best friend told me to just leave this job because it will make me more miserable each day and affect my life at home, etc. I agree with her I'm just scared of making wrong choice. Even if I attempt to try and stay longer I know I will feel like crap! Please help!