jescalynn ASN, RN

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jescalynn has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Developmentally delayed.

Special needs nurse and mother

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    New RN Grad going to CA Prisons

    Yes I love it and I'm glad I switched from private sector. We have lots of OT which can be good or bad. Lol. Lots of money!
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    New RN Grad going to CA Prisons

    Probably depends where your at if your near Avenel they are hiring, they are always hiring. Many are many aren't. But it takes apx 6 months to get hired so don't get discouraged and apply everywhere.
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    Reality?

    Don't believe everything you see on TV. I have never witnessed abuse and neglect. Prisoners recieve better treatment than many people out on the street. But it's not a job for the faint of heart. Keep reading forums on here there are lots that talk a...
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    CDCR/ CA State prison schedule

    RNs can swap off the bat, LVNs have to wait till the end of probation.
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    CDCR/ CA State prison schedule

    8hr shifts 6-2, 2-10, 10-12. OT is expected where I am. Your schedule is set, your RDOs (days off) are determined by your set schedule. Some people luck out and get good RDOs others get Tuesdays and Wednesday's off.
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    Limited term question (CDCR)

    I was limited term full time, not intermittent not sure how that works. All I know is you'll cap out at 1500hrs a year.
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    Limited term question (CDCR)

    I was hired limited term. The prison I work at hires most of its staff LT, I worked and still applied/interviewed. I was ok with the LT because I really just wanted my foot in the door, once your in your in. Everything else will be easier. FYI I sta...
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    Limited term question (CDCR)

    What I was told: you get one year, rolled over for two and at the end of two your made permanent. Wait it out it will all work out. What I did: applied for every permanent opening at my facility until I was made permanent. Took 2 months. So it is w...
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    Leaving the bedside for Correctional Facility

    So true! Someone explained to me that in *most* cases the only thing the inmate has control of is his body. He will care for it meticulously and come to the RN for the slightest things. They also love new nurses new people to try to manipulate!
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    Leaving the bedside for Correctional Facility

    That's what I just did. It is quite a transition but I'm glad I made the move!
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    Typical Shift in Correctons?

    My orientation was 2 months, so yes fantastic. I feel safer working in corrections than I would working in a ED. COs are there to keep you safe with inmate interactions. You should never be alone with an inmate & if you are (sometimes will happen...
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    Typical Shift in Correctons?

    Depends where in the prison you are and if your a RN/LVN or PT. As a RN I do assessments and charting. That's about it. I'm vacation relief in the TTA and CTC. Occasionally I'll do an IV or dressing change or clean up.
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    Best Sick Call slips

    "There is an apple seed in my ear". When interviewed, me "why did you put an apple seed in your ear". I/P "so I could save it for later"
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    How to get into developmental disability nursing?

    Schools, call the group homes, day care centers ect., I'm in California and all facilities by me with the exception of schools advertise on Craigslist.
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    employment question

    I think it's referring to someone you know there at the facility because if its an issue they can move the inmate. Just talk to your HR person or your supervisor.