When reviewing applicants for a position in an acute care setting, particularly on a medical surgical unit, or emergency unit, what is your professional and personal opinion of a candidate who's work experience mostly comes from a corrections background. I am considering taking a correctional nursing gig as my first RN job and was hoping to moonlight, or pick up some side work, along the line in an acute care setting. The prison of interest puts their RNs to work in the infirmary and clinic.
I have exhausted google's ability to satisfy my curiosity regarding the issue, but it never occurred to me to ask here. I'd like to hear honest answers regarding the matter.