Monica RN,BSN 5,681 Views
Joined Jul 28, '03.
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i've got three too lol.........third one wasnt a charm like they say...so maybe the fourth one?
I too am interested in education/cert. pertaining to corrections. Has anyone take a Canyon College course? Their web page looks a little cheesy but the courses look good and affordable as mentioned. Also, how challenging is the NCCHP exam? Does it require a lot of prep?
Thank u for your response for your point of view on this topic. We do have a problem in our jail in which the officers usually are the reason the IM does not show up on time, due to inability for officer to transport for a number of reaoms.
Goos post and comments ..thanks
This is a very good thread. Personally, I give the med.. even if he is an hour late, we pre -set up our med cups, so it is no big problem what-so-ever to hand the I/M his pill cup and a cup of water. Don't make mountains out of mole hills. I do not think it is a big deal at all. would rather see the I/M be medicated a little late, then not at all. We as nurses are obligated by our state nursing laws to ensure the I/M get proper health care. Refusing to medicate because said inmate was late, could result in a detrimental effect, depending on the drug.. (Motrin, tylenol.. well that is certainly not a life altering issue if missed) but what if it were antipsychotics, antibiotics, hyperglycemic meds, seizure meds.. and the list goes on and on......sometimes it is not the I/M fault if late. I have seen many times that the I/M did not show on time simply because there were no available officers to transport to the infirmary at that time.. there are variables that will most certainly occur. If it is a matter of bad timing.. (ie: inmate has to get and be transported with c/o to medical at 6 or 7 am.. perhaps changing the time to say, 9 am would be more practical.Also take in consideration when your C/O's change shifts. In my facility they work 6a-6p and then next shift is 6p - 6a. This does affect sometimes limitations of transporters, especially when the c/o's are getting their briefing, and doing head counts at the beginning of their shift.
Just my 0.02 thought for the day
there is one on tonight on the discovery channel about overcrowding in cali prisons
24 viewing right now on saturday afternoon
throwing this back out there because it is a fun thread
You might check into the correctional nurses forum. I don't know much. I have a friend that is an LPN @ a max prison. But she was a guard before that. So that makes it a little easier on her since they already know her. I couldn't do it. Gawd the stories she tells!
Just a curious question.. as there seems to be a lot of that going on in my jail...Love to hear your comments or stories..
To the original poster: any updates for us? did you call, explain and reschedule your interview???
Had one molester in a co. jail who came in with c/o "needs catheter to pee"-- exam, had an old dirty pic line up there along with much infection and filth
i think that is the most i have seen, as i am on this forum at least 2 times a day.
good morning to all of you. i am an 11-7 rn and generally up till noon or 1 before i take my snooze. i work in a county jail with 2,100 inmates. min to max in our jail. where are you all from and where do you work.. (i am in florida)
have a nice day to all.
I will take a guess that you are in Gainesville. You have the option of Alachua county jail, and not to far from gainesville, (probably a 30 min drive to Lowell women's prison and Marion correctional institute (men's prison) Good luck on what ever you decide and I believe you will be glad you chose to give corrections a try.
First I want to welcome u to the boards.
secondly, read all you can and you will learn so much here. I live in Florida, so I do not know much of California prisons/jails.. but I do know that jobs are much more harder for nurses in corrections in Cali due to the competativeness (sp) for nurses looking and wanting to work in california corrections.
John, If corrections is your goal, you should have no prob in getting something you will enjoy doing. Your Psych and ER background is essential for this type of job.
Good luck and best wishes to you.
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