how to know its the right decison

  1. Hello everyone,
    I have worked 16 years in a hospital setting and at the same time a prison setting for 4 yrs. I have an excellent oportunity to take a supervisor job in corrections, paying 18000/yr more. I am oddly most comfortable in corrections and my work done there, almost comes naturally. I work really well in the hospital setting though too, but getting into a supervisor position mainly is determined by who you know and not necessarily skill and education. My question is to anyone - has anyone left the hospital setting completely to work in corrections and not regret it??? Thank you to anyone that reply's
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  3. by   Rob72
    Not as an RN.

    Seriously, what are your personal goals? An extra $1000/month would clear some debt quickly, or make a nice addition to the retirement fund. If it is a State or Fed facility, chip away at the next highest degree and retire in style. Personally, I would look at my goals/needs and see if the long-term potential of Corrections was the best fit.

    Moving totally over, at that salary, it would be unlikley(I would think) you could step back into private sector w/o a substantial hit. But, it sounds great & it sounds like you like it, so... you're wanting someone to confirm your decision.
  4. by   jlenocker5
    Hi, I received your private message but am unable to respond since I don't have enough posts. If you're able to email me I would appreciate Thank you!
  5. by   DawnJ
    What do you have to lose? Try it and if it doesn't work out you have a wealth of experience that will get you back into a hospital.
  6. by   Orca
    I left hospital nursing ten years ago and have never looked back.