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    What is it like to work as an agency nurse in corrections?

    I have to try and keep this somehow, b/c I, also, am in the works for being cleared to work in Corrections thru an agency (prn). NEWBIE to Corrections, in fact; have never been inside a jail. Thank you, thank you, for all these tips; will get to my other job tomorrow and PRINT if I can. I want to "make a difference" but I do NOT want to be naive or risk my safety. Unlike many on here that might be asking this question, I am an older nurse, licensed since 1995, and a few short years away from hopefully a semi-or-full retirement from nursing for Humans. I want to work somehow with animals, even for free. I went into the wrong field but I've made the best of it. In a postive note, I HAVE worked with the DD/ID population, some with concurrent mental Dx, for upwards of 15 years. So I know about challenging behaviors (from the higher functioning ID people). Manipulations etc. Do you think this will help me? I feel like all I can do is try the venue at least once, maybe a few times, before I decide I don't like it . I've also worked nursing homes in my distant past. I have tended to gravitate toward working with populations that other nurses do not Necessarily seek out as their first tier choices. Thank you.
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    Pay cuts

    Yes. A hospital here in North FL ( name similar to that I just typed), did this a couple of years ago. They are losing people too. They don't seem to care. They just work everyone short. Then have job fairs ! Every time I get an enthusiastic email from them , inviting me to come to the Fair! -. I shudder and delete quickly. I worked there 16 years ago. That was enough !
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    Do you ever get concerned about certain users on here?

    this thank you !
  4. 1. No 2. Too many to go in to 3. DD - 15 years
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    Can I please get a Parking Spot!

    The way it was explained to me once was the God's ( doctors) make money for the hospitals. The nurses are a COST to the hospitals. Hence the parking situation, along with other things like FREE MEALS FOR DRS AND NO WAIT TIME IN FOOD LINE I know of nurses who decide against the monolith Univ hospital in our town soley due to the parking Problem you describe. Excrpt now , hospital#2 ( only other game in town unless you get in to the VA), is doing similar things.
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    License Fears

    This is a serious question. Why do I see in so many posts, constant pervasive FEAR of losing ones nursing license? It's mentioned in so many posts, that I wonder what is wrong with ME! TO Whit:. 24 years a RN. Many different jobs , and Seldom if ever worried about " losing my license ! " Or the old- standby " putting my license At Risk!" Maybe because I knew that at any place I worked, even the doo-doo holes, I just watched my own business and took care of what I was supposed to do ? I don't know-. No one at any job I held used to talk like this either, save for one ne'er do well " nurse" at my last job ( with the state), who used the I Won't Put My License At Risk mantra to get out of ANYTHING she did not WANT to do- which included legitimate assignments Baffled
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    Inclement weather conditions...mandatory to work?

    Well then, I won't disappoint you regarding the smart- mouths. BYE !
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    Am I a woosy for feeling 5 patients is too much on a medsurg floor

    Do you get woozy when you are working? Like dizzy/nauseated? Or did you mean "Wussy?" Every time I see your title, I think you're about to fall out. ha ha
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    Advice on LTC

    Sure, why not? You are unemployed as of now? I got a job at a hospital after working P/T at a LTC facility for a few years...I worked PRN but a good twice/week at the hospital on the ortho/whatever floor. Left voluntarily-- I say it's a good plan. !
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    Quitting my job before my shift starts

    I was preparing to ask you people why are you saying this to her , then I , too , reviewed her posts. Hmm. Shows a definite pattern. I hate to agree with others saying " leave the profession" but ---- perhaps exploring alternatives is good at this juncture Not Pharmacy Tech.
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    Is Nursing this terrible?

    Yes, none of that you describe, surprises me. At all. So if that is your criterion, then Yes, it IS that/ this terrible
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    Not sure how to handle this situation with recent interview

    A theory- maybe the woman you were speaking with did not send the email? Before the telephone interview, did you have to take one or more of those utterly Bogus " personality tests?". Because I heard from a nurse I was sitting with at the time , that the Personality Test Experts in their HR had already " scored" my test blah blah blah Maybe simultaneously as you are talking to the real, live person, some HR Hack had disqualified you based on their " test?". And literally had not had the chance as yet to inform interviewer? Such bogus nonsense. My 3- month job hunt was filled with crap like this and it does tire you out to where you want to give up !
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    Is It Me? Or My Generation?

    I've heard of kids not knowing how to operate a rotary- dial phone , or even identify what that is! Lol. And yes, the good ol busy signal. And my way of " turning my phone off", or " blocking someone"- was the old take the phone off the hook routine ! Lol
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    What I Wish I Had Known Before

    You know, back to the school thing for a minute :. Our nursing school spent TWO WEEKS ( Semester 1) on BED MAKING. Bed making. I seldom. actually have made a bed in my career, and certainly no one was grading me IRL about how the corners were Yet, toward the end, LESS Than one hour was spent on IVs. Basically " this is an IV pole and pump. You will learn more about this in. whatever job you get" ( that's really how it went , too) ?????? !!! I've always remembered this. How sad an example of a " school ". It was the only one I had at the time ; various reasons. í ½í¸¯í ½í¸•. But how very backward that was.
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    What I Wish I Had Known Before

    And that's fine. That you don't know any, I mean But that is not the case for others I'm sorry about your AI disease.
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    Let go from job during orientation

    So sorry. I can hear your disappointment. Took on more than you could chew? Its a let down. I had to leave a job in orientation too- I actually had a bona- fide medical reason But - I was on an icy pond. BAD " fit"- still too new of a nurse for what the unit was ---- AND ( OF course )- a gaggle of Mean Girl , cliquey nurses, headed by the Queen Witch of ALL witchy Nurse managers that I have EVER ( to this day !) had the bad luck to ever be exposed to!! A complete disaster

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