Correctional nurses meet a challenging healthcare need in prisons. Check out the experience of one nurse and more about a day in the life of a correctional nurse.
Correctional settings offer unique challenges to nurses who seek to offer quality healthcare to incarcerated individuals. Prisons are overcrowded and nurses work under strict security regulations. The same skills that make nurses good emergency room (ER) nurses are the skills correctional nurses need.
Some nurses fall into correctional nursing by accident. However, most find it a fulfilling career, and the patients are often appreciative. In this guide, we spoke with a correctional nurse who talked about what it's like to work in a jail or prison. Learn the steps needed to become a prison nurse and how much they make.