While I encountered the unwillingness to teach as a student many times, I find it even more disgusting as a new nurse to meet so many coworkers who show zero interest in helping me to become a proficient nurse....why is that in a profession which emphasizes compassion there are so many non compassionate people...Very sad!!
Beats me why some women want to loose everything getting involved with inmates. ...if you want to get involved with a looser why not find one on the streets...there are plenty around and it will at least not get you in trouble professionally...
Yes, IM who have real medical issues get swept aside...And it bites the med companies who contract there in the butt. Nice breeding ground for lawsuits and we as nurses are right in the middle of it...the other side of correctional nursing.
Barbara H. replied to edigio10's topic in Job Hunt
2 words...AZ sucks!! I had some luck in NM...but ended up taking a job at a state prison, mostly because it pays better than most here in AZ. LA is another state which seems to be more welcoming to new grads. Good luck!!
Barbara H. replied to gainschool4lpn's topic in Job Hunt
Take a look at the correctional nursing site under specialties. There are lots of posts regarding interviews. Don't sweat it, there seems to be quite a high turnover and you most likely will be hired. That's at least my personal experience. Good Luck!!
Asked this @ the travel section, no response so far. I would like some feedback from nurses who took correctional travel assignments. From what I've seen on indeed, most jobs seem to be offered in North Carolina, sometimes NM or WI. I would appreciate any insight, how did you like it etc. Thanks!!
From what I hear it's a thing of the past making the big bugs with traveling...and be aware, I increasingly see nurses' contracts cancelled in the middle of an assignment. Important to have a good financial cushion...if the unexpected happens 3000 miles away from home. Don't get me wrong, travel is great thing, just go in there with open eyes!!