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  1. New job at a Correctional facility, any advice
    I love corrections. I find it's very common to see nurses treat inmates differently than pts. on the outside. If you can resist the temptation to do that, you will do much better. Also, I don't like...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. anyone here experienced burnout?
    Do you love OR nursing? There are so many different types of nursing, maybe a fresh start after a few weeks off is the answer. Is there a nursing shortage where you live? I've found my niche after...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  3. What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
    Glad to know we in corrections are not alone. I thought it was just us that only gets a dinner plate.
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Central NC assignments?
    I live in Charlotte, and work in corrections. I've seen on Craigs list that Maxim needs corrections nurses and the pay is very good. Working in ED is an excellent foundation. Plus corrections is a...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. How did/do you pay for nursing school?
    Congratulations! You outdid me. You are the first person I've heard of to take advantage of that as much as I did. I am so grateful for that arrangement. I hope more people will read this post and...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  6. How did/do you pay for nursing school?
    I don't believe I stood out. I don't think enough people applied for the scholarship thinking they wouldn't get it. When they told us to give it a shot I did thinking I have nothing to lose. They had...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  7. How did/do you pay for nursing school?
    In 2003 I graduated at Westchester Community College. I was taking care of my dad so his pension was not counted as income. I didn't qualify for a Federal Assistance because I was working part time...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  8. On call jail nurse position
    You will no doubt have a protocols and pathways book to follow. If you go through the steps and follow all the pathways, it shouldn't be a problem. I also find using google helps too in a pinch!
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Do nurses get out on time working corrections?
    I get out on time about 90% of the time. Most of the nurses here do. If you are organized and not a procrastinator, you shouldn't have a problem.
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. LPN relocating to Charlotte
    Maxim is a good staffing agency, Ive had good success with them. You might also try doing travel nursing agencies that serve north carolina. That's how I started out. Even though I had to drive 50...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  11. New Grad looking to relocate to Charlotte area
    Try corrections.
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  12. Experienced RNs in Charlotte,NC
    Try corrections if you don't get in the hospitals, I live and work in Charlotte and I like my job. Pay is good too, and work not too hard.
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  13. Yahoo Story Mentions Nurse Getting Laid Off
    for those nurses looking for jobs, try corrections. You might be surprised, there is work and it's not bad, really!
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Help decifer an ekg
    Thanks for your replies. I think both responses were correct. Clinically, I don't believe it was a real cardiac issue, and yes you can't always trust the ekg printout. I did get an MD finally and he...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Help decifer an ekg
    Im' working at a jail and had an inmate come down with chest pain. He has mental issues but cardiac ones too. The MD on call did not answer my call, but I did take an ekg. The automatic reading...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. relocating to charlotte, nc area
    :up:BTW Corrections makes about $26 hr to start compared to about $22 or $23 hr at the hospitals. The work is easier too!
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  17. relocating to charlotte, nc area
    I work in Charlotte in Corrections Cre pay is better than the hospitals and your experience is appropriate for the work. At the jail we have some who've worked in the ER before. This is still triage...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  18. Central Prison
    I have been a corrections nurse for 3 years and love it. I've worked for DOC and am now at Mecklinburg Jail. I prefer the jail but corrections is my niche. Even if you decide it's not for you I think...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  19. Steps of a wet to dry dressing
    I should add from my hospice days that it is important to get rid of the wound drainage. That is where gauze dsgs are less than optimal. When the wound is packed with an absorbent dressing such as...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Steps of a wet to dry dressing
    From my experience wet to dry dressings are still widely used at the prison where I've workedin recent years. The CNA's do well with these dressings although they are more labor intensive and take...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. Granulation vs Agranulation Tissue
    Granulation tissue is the perfused, fibrous connective tissue that replaces a fibrin clot in healing wounds. Granulation tissue typically grows from the base of a wound and is able to fill wounds of...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. correctional nursing questions!
    I've been in corrections about 4years now. The first 2.5 were in state prison facilities and currently in the jail. The jail I have found to be more interesting and challenging. It's because the...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Struggling to maintain happiness on the night shift
    How are you doing on the night shift? Are you adjusting to the schedule yet?
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Independent LP/VN moving to MS
    dampeer, I finally got your message about medicaid. From a thread posted earlier about working as an independent. I Decided against it but thanks for your reply. carleah
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  25. Agency question
    Yes, Maxim Agency does flu clinics in the fall.
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing


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