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Returning to Nursing via correctional route

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Mapam has 25 years experience and specializes in E.P. tele ccu er home health.

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Well one really never leaves! I have been a stay at home single father of 2 for 8 years and now it is time to return to work. I have done just about everything in nursing in many places across the country~and I would like to finish off my career that will incorporate all aspects of my past (E.P tele,CCU.ER.Med/surg and home health)~ I have been interested in correctional nursing after a traveling assignment which involved a prison unit in the ER and it seems to me that correctional nursing will be an interesting option. My concern is my 8 year hiatus. I have a interview at a medium level unit in New England and would love to hear your opinon and or comments.(:twocents:) `

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mtsteelhorse has 16 years experience and specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student.

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I think you'll find the setting interesting and challenging. Depending on the size of the facility it can be fast paced like an ER. Usually if someone presents with a life threatening issue even the large jails send them out for advanced care. Be familiar with the facility before your interview...or have you had it by now?! Just be honest with them about your situtation. You'll need get back into the swing of things with regard to assessments but it's all there...you just need to dust it off! If you're passionate about being in that setting the interviewer(s) will pick up on that. Jail/prison isn't for everyone and we need good nurses. If you're comfortable working with inmates but at the same time savy about your surroundings you'll find it's a fabulous career! Keep us posted and good luck!

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Mapam has 25 years experience and specializes in E.P. tele ccu er home health.

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Ok im slow with the response- AND you were correct 7 months and hating it everyday! As a nurse forever i dont think i have been in a position where i have had to use every bit of experience/skill, every single day so far. Fabulous is correct! I currently work in Ma. Med/high/ 1500 of our states finest and i look forward to going to work again!

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mtsteelhorse has 16 years experience and specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student.

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Hating it everyday? I'm confused. You like it but you are hating it everyday? Anyhow, I hope you are enjoying your position in corrections but I can't really tell from your comments. Let me know!

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Mapam has 25 years experience and specializes in E.P. tele ccu er home health.

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Love it!

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mtsteelhorse has 16 years experience and specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student.

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I knew you would!!! Happy for you!!! It's the best kept secret, ain't it???!!!!

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