Any BOP/Federal correctional nurses out there??

  1. I am a nurse new to the BOP as of July 06, and am scheduled to go down to GLYNCO on Oct 30. Just wondering if any of you out there have any advice as what to expect/what to bring.
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  3. by   Paul554
    Hi. Welcome abord. I have been with the BOP for 6 years and I work in California. When going to Glynco you can expect to have most things provided when on duty. They told me to bring an iron but that was even provided at my housing unit. Everything at the facility runs in a military way. Expect to be told exactly whats expected, where to go and when. It is my understanding that they issue laptops now with all course materials. This means that you no longer have to lug that big book around. The housing varies. If you are in 185, 186, or 187 building its great. If you are taking your own car, you will have a big advantage since there is very little to do there on weekends. Your first couple of days will be taken up with getting through your PAT test. Dont worry, its not hard. Then they will be teaching you lots of the same things that you may have had if you have been through your IF. You will have to learn to shoot the M16, 9mm, and shotgun. Be careful with the shotgun. Hold it where they tell you, many get bruised with that thing. Since we are getting into the summer down there, bring your favorite bur repellant or Skin So Soft. Though it was not a problem for me, I am told that the no see uns can be murder. Hope this helps. Have fun.
  4. by   rnim
    Hello Nurse Schuh,

    I have a couple of questions for you. I applied for a nurse position for a federal prison. I went for an interview and they called me to see if I was still interested. To make a long story short I said yes, but haven't heard anything. My question is how long did it take for you to hear anything?

    Congratulations on your new position!!!!
  5. by   BSNinTX
    It can be a lengthy process. Or it can go very quickly. Often, it depends on a number of things:

    How bad do they need a nurse?
    How competent is the HR staff?

    Quote from rnim
    Hello Nurse Schuh,

    I have a couple of questions for you. I applied for a nurse position for a federal prison. I went for an interview and they called me to see if I was still interested. To make a long story short I said yes, but haven't heard anything. My question is how long did it take for you to hear anything?

    Congratulations on your new position!!!!
  6. by   irmaniurka
    hi , i need some help , i applied for a nurse position for a federal prison , it is new for me , i am a hospital nurse for many years,,,, i need help for interview ,,, possibble Q and A,,,i really wants this job.....the words BPO and them if i hired ,,, what can expect,,,..thanks ,,,please ,,,help me!

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