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  1. Hello. I'm hoping someone can offer a little insight or recommendations. I have been a nurse for going on 26 years and have done mostly OR/CVOR nursing. I find myself growing increasingly tired of the acute hospital setting and VERY tired of the call obligation and the high stress of surgery. I have about 3 years of corrections experience (Low/Medium security) and am thinking of returning to the nursing specialty. I feel that I would be entering with my eyes wide open, as I remember well what the atmosphere and inmate population are like. I am thinking of an AZ facility that is not a contracted vendor facility and which offers pretty decent bennies, including a good retirement plan. Although I'm sure that I will take a pay cut with the switch, hopefully, it will not be too much and the trade off will be worth it.
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    About morelostthanfound, ADN, BSN

    Joined: Jul '16; Posts: 62; Likes: 262
    R.N.; from VA , US
    Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in CVOR, General/Trauma Surgery