I have to disagree with Nurse Beth. I used more of my skills in corrections then any other nursing job I have had. Depending on where you work you could be the only nurse. You will see everything in corrections just like the ER. Having strong triage skills is a must. You will either love corrections or hate it. I did it for 11 years but we had high turn over so I changed to occupational health nursing. I was usually the only nurse in corrections for about 700 inmates and now I am the only nurse for about 650 factory workers. I miss correctional nursing it was something new everyday but you really need supportive management and other staff to not get burnt out.