Correctional Facility Nurse

A Correctional Facility Nurse cares for patients in prisons, jails, penitentiaries, and juvenile detention centers.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Independent
Varied
Patient-facing
You’ll encounter a wide range of situations, from injuries and contagious diseases to mental illness and substance abuse.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Management

You’ll make sure safety standards are met and maintain patient records and supplies.

Treatment

You’ll diagnose and treat patients onsite and refer them to hospitals and specialists in other locations when needed.

Where you’ll work
  • Jails & prisons
  • Juvenile Detention Centers
How to become a Correctional Facility Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.

03

Get your Correctional Health Professional Certification from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.

04

You’re ready to work as a Certified Correctional Health Professional.

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