Hello to all out there,
I am the spouse of a correctional Nurse. We have been married for 37 years. My wife works for the State of Florida DOC. I was a Respiratory Therapist for almost 25 years before I retired from the medical care system and now am involved with another occupation and basically retired as I am 64 years of age. I joined this site to help me to understand more about the correctional system and how it works in regards to nursing. I am more than blown away with the types of problems that a nurse will contend with in this setting.
My wife is an old time diploma nurse that graduated from a Catholic (Hospital Based) program some 40 years ago. She has worked probally every phase of hospital nursing and has been supervisor of many hospital nursing floors both medical and surgical.
So bare with me as I'm not a nurse nor do I pretend to be!
I think that the nursing profession and expecially correctional nursing is probally one of the most unappreciated and underpaid part of nursing I have ever been exposed to!
She is also not much on computers and doesn't want to be so I will be posting for her sometimes. Thanks for allowing me to visit here.
Jan 25, '07
To say correctional nurse is underpaid, in general, is not a wrong statement. However, I think that in some states, the pay scale must be better than the one you have down there in Florida. It depends on who is running the system
and their budget plan!
Regarding to appreciation, nurses have never been appreciated.
Jan 25, '07
Nice to meet you. I'm glad you enjoy the site. Tell your wife hello!
Jan 26, '07
Hi and welcome. As a corrections nurse, I agree with the underappreciated aspect. As well as the sterotype I generally see toward nurses that work in the corrections field. For some reason, people think correctional nurses "couldn't make it" doing anything else. As we all know, corrections is a tough field. A lot of us are the only medical person on site and our skills must be top notch. OK, I'll get off my soap box now...LOL..
Tell your wife to join us sometimes!