I have been in corrections for 20 years and I love it totally, you have to mind your ps and qs and be firm, fair and consistent with the inmates and you will do well. You never know what is going to walk through the door in the next minute. You can have a fighter, or an impeding MI or anything. And you have to be able to know when they are giving you a story or if they are really in trouble. The good thing is most of the time you are not usually alone when you work with your clients and just keep your boundaries up, even more than you do workihg in any other form of nursing.
A polygraph test??? I didn't have to do that, we just had to have a physical to make sure that we were healthy enough in the job. We didn't even have to take a urine test for drugs which I though was interesting. I hope that you join the ranks of corrections nursing and you enjoy it as much as I have.