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  1. Bad Boys, Bad Boys... How do you handle them?
    As Correctional Nurses, we know that the behavior and language is not always pleasant in this type of environment. So... just a couple of questions about a few issues that are constant problems that...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Corizen Take-Over
    So, Corizen is planning to take over medical in the prison that I am currently working in. They haven't come in yet to talk to us about benefits and such at this point. I have several questions...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    Wow, where did you land a job as a new grad in the ED? They sure don't hire new grads in the ED where I live. Lucky you! I would make sure that I had lab values and medications on my smartphone...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. crushing meds
    If they are cheeking then they don't need it. That's the way I see it. Crush what you can and float the rest. That's what we do. All the psych meds are crushed. They don't get anything "good"...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Corizon
    Do they not use agency nurses? Corizon is supposed to be taking over our facility and I was just wondering if they used agency or do they just use their people?
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Privatization and Agency Nurses
    I don't know... all I know is that everyone has to apply, but I don't know what that means for agency. In my case, if my facility wanted to hire me full time perm then they would have to buy out my...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  7. Corizon--Long hiring process?
    It could take up to 6 weeks to hear back from them. Like the above comment, it takes time to do the security clearance. It depends on the level of security as well. Beings you said it was your...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Privatization and Agency Nurses
    Currently, I work as an agency RN in a correctional facility. Last week I heard rumors that a new contractor, called Corizon, is planning to take over medical in October 2013. Of course, all the...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  9. Does anyone know how hard it is to land a federal nursing prison job?
    From experience I can say that it takes a long time to land a fed position. What I was told was that the job opening is posted for a period of time and then once it closes it takes 6-8 weeks to even...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Background Check-DOJ/FBI
    I had something on me as a juvenile but I have always came back find on my clearance. Currently I work in a state prison, but I have also worked in county jails... it shouldn't, but I will agree...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Advice Needed for New Corrections Nurse!
    I have worked in corrections for over a year and this is what I have found to be true. First and foremost, keep your officers on your side. You ALWAYS need to be able to trust your officers in...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Do you work full-time 11-7 while in RN school?
    I too was considering accepting a full time position at my job. It's 12 hour shifts but it's a rotating schedule. So there are days that I will have to work 7p-7a and then either go to class or...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. LPN's who are going on for their RN ...
    I am doing this because it's a personal thing for me. My husband has a terminal illness and I know that I am going to have to support my 2 kids on my own one day. I don't care about the money...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. IF I Don't get into Nursing School Should I go for LPN first?
    Not to mention... you can make pretty good money as an lpn as well... I make no less than $23 hr. with the agency that I work for. :) I am sure that is well over what you make as a PCT.
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. IF I Don't get into Nursing School Should I go for LPN first?
    If you are an "average" student, then it might benefit you to go through LPN school first. As an LPN you can get the skills and work while you do the bridge program. It's easier to get into the...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  16. My First Clinical, Nursing-Student Woes
    If you already spoke previously to the coordinator regarding this matter, then I think that it is appropriate that you mention something to her now. I would not wait though... I mean, a 3.5 hour...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Challenge courses
    Unless you really know your A&P, I would not challenge it. You really use your A&P a lot in nursing, so I would opt to just take the class. If you are confident enough to challenge it, then you...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  18. Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful?
    Well... I did fail nursing school. I had one term left and would have been on my way to preceptorship. It was cardiac. One point took me. I repeated the class and failed again by 2 points. I was...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  19. I found my dream job in Public Health :)
    I am so happy that you have found your dream job! I too, work in public health. What division do you work and for what state? I work in School Health as a school nurse and I too love it. It's a...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. CORRECTIONAL LPN?
    Thanks for the tip DonaldJ. I have thought about it and I might go on there part time to start off with before I quit the job that I have now as a school nurse. That way if I don't like it, I can...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. Any LPNs out there that can't pass the RN exam?
    I just took the NCLEX-PN and was there for 4 hours, had 168 questions. It was the most horrible exam of my life. But one thing that I took away from that test. You have to know your facts and if...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  22. LVN to RN or RN BSN- confused!!!!
    The BSN is really a formality. I mean, in the working world, they don't get paid much more than an RN without a BSN. If you are planning on getting your masters in nursing, then by far, do the BSN....
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  23. CORRECTIONAL LPN?
    Interesting DonaldJ... I was offered a job at our county jail. I am a new LPN but have been in nursing for 17 years. Currently I work in school health and I love it. But, my husband is very ill, I...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  24. Should I go for my LVN program? - Need your comments
    Have you done research in your area about the kind of jobs that are out there for you? I am thinking more like physician's offices or clinics. Im not saying that it's easy to get out there. The...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Long hair male nurses
    Well, if you are that worried about it, cut it to get the job. I mean, it's just hair. It will grow back. Me personally, I love long hair on a guy. My hubby has long hair as does my son. We have...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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