I've been in corrections for almost 3 years now. Been a RN for 20. I work in a male medium security state prison and my prison has the most seriously mentally ill inmates in the entire state where I work. Prior to coming to corrections I had 12 years of Critical Care experience(adults).
1) I work night shift so no supervisors breathing down my neck
2) I have earned the respect of the inmates because I don't treat them as though they're sub-human. And I DO what I say
3)While the hands on nursing care on nights is minimal, I do a LOT of paperwork, secretarial type stuff and I get paid quite well for it
4)I have put my Critical care skills to good use on more than one occasion
5)I only have one, or maybe two co-workers to deal with at night.
6)NO PRESS-Gainey Surveys or HCAHPS scores to have to worry about.
7)Don't have to 'kiss the inmates butt" for Customer Satisfaction
8)NO VISITING HOURS
9)The inmates are all locked-up at night
10)I am SAFER working in a prison with 2300 male convicts than I ever was working in a community hospital! There's at least one officer when I interact with an inmate and if I raise my voice, MORE Officers arrive right quick and they all have OC (pepper spray but stronger)Spray