It depends on where you live. Oregon is always looking for RN's and LPN's, not only because of the nursing shortage but because we keep building more and more prisons and it isn't going to stop. We have a good retirement program, right now the money isn't good but I am on the bargaining team and we are going to work hard to try to get more money for the nurses.
If you are interested into going to God's country just google Oregon Department of Corrections and there is a place to look for jobs, but I know there isn't a prison in the state that isn't looking for nurses right now. We have one opening right now and there are other facilities that have many more holes in the amount of nurses that they need. I have been a correctional nurse for 19 years and I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world and getting close to retiring now.