I am interested in psych or correctional nursing...but right now I am doing med-surg (to get that one year experience every place I applied wanted me to have) and I also work in a nsg home on the sub-acute side.....my question is I live in the state of FL and I saw a post that said the state "is going to be privatized" what does that mean? Should I wait to look into correctional nursing after this takes place or skip it all together b/c it is a bad thing? Thank you for any info!!!
Mar 3, '03
All privatizing means is that the state is going to contract their jobs out to the lowest bidder instead of hiring employees directly. It has become a much more common practice over the past several years within the state and local gov't institutions. Maybe someone who has worked through such a switch can clue you in on what is best. I worked for the state through the mid '90's and initially it was great; better pay and benefits. Today, at least in my state, I can make more working in the private sector than at a state job.
Mar 4, '03
Check out the threads about agencies and private companies on this forum for more information. Some are good, some otherwise.