Published Mar 13, 2014
Was wondering if anyone has worked at any of Armor's sites in Florida? What were working conditions like? Pay for LPNs? Overtime?
PsychNurseBoyMom, ADN, BSN, LPN, RN
$19.00 per hour for PRN and $17.50 for full time.
My site allows for some overtime. I usually have 3 12hr shifts one week and 4 the next.
As far as working conditions, i really think that depends on the jail. I love my facility and have heard horror stories at others
$22/hr per diem
$16-17 hr full time
I was offered full time at $21 without insurance or $18 with. I had barely any nursing experience at the time. I did not take the job, so can not answer your other questions. The only other things I know about them is that they do 8 hour shifts. Ugh
Mr. Self Destruct
Armor pays LPNs at my jail $18, $20 if you work night shift. I'm not sure about PRN. Our working conditions aren't bad, but we have a major problem with running out of supplies. We typically work no more than 3 days weekly, but we also have a problem with people quitting so there are plenty of extra shifts to pick up for overtime.
CruzanNurseRN, BSN, RN
What is the pay for RN with Armor?
In my jail their starting pay is $24/hr. I'm not sure about PRN though.
In what facility location would you like to know the rates?
They tend to be fair to their employees. Correctional nursing is not for everyone, but there are rewards for those that pursue a career on it. Pay is usually at par with what hospitals pay in the area. Benefits are ok, vacation and sick time for employees is good.
valzRN, ASN, RN
Armor starting for RN was $24hr. plus shift diff. That's 0-5 years exp. though... You get more with more experience. But, I do work in the lowest paying county in Florida... FYI: State prison pays more and the work is easier... if I had to choose prison or jail, I would def do prison... Armor is a decent company to work for though. I never had any issues with them.
What makes prison easier?
It easier because we (as nurses) don't have as much contact with the inmates as in jail. When I worked at the county jail they would come down at all hours of the night for whatever reason, in prison it's not like that. You have to declare a medical emergency and then the nurse doesn't come to you, security still brings them to you. The inmates are not allowed to talk to you or look at you. You given them their meds, check for cheeking and he moves on and the next one comes up. We don't deal with detox (which is always scary when you have a bonifide alcoholic come in). Because I worked in the Infirmary when I was at county there were MANY people arrested that were drunk, high, or tweeking out on whatever drug they were taking... don't have to deal with any of that in prison. I worked in the county jail for almost 4 years and when I came to the state prison it was like a breath of fresh air. The inmates are more controlled and all that crazy nonsense like you have in county isn't so much in prison. Not saying that it's easy as pie or a cake walk but it is easier in the sense that you don't have so much inmate contact and the work load seems to be a little less which in turn eases the stress a bit. Personally I prefer prison... maybe not a womens prison, lol! Women are too needy! ;-)
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