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Correctional Nursing and the Ethic of Social Justice

Have you ever been asked what you do as a nurse and found yourself launching into a discussion of sick call and medication passes? It is easy to get lost in the weeds on our professional journey. 662 more words

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Med Line Tips

Medication line can be daunting for nurses new to the correctional setting. The American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Professional Practice describe medication administration as a defining feature of correctional nursing and make the point that while the methods of nursing in this setting may differ, the standards of practice remain the same (2013).  753 more words

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Is it time for a Change? If so, what’s next?

A friend of mine just sent an announcement for a position opening with the Washington Department of Corrections and asked if I would distribute it to prospective candidates. 1,275 more words

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The Challenges and Distinguishing Features of Correctional Nursing: Part 3

The last two weeks we explored two of the challenges in becoming a correctional nurse and how once mastered, the results are practices that distinguish correctional nursing from other areas of nursing practice. 1,218 more words

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The Challenges and Distinguishing Features of Correctional Nursing: Part 2

Last week’s post described the challenge of knowing the impact of the law on the delivery of health care in the correctional setting. Knowledge of the law and prisoners’ rights is one of the distinguishing features of correctional nursing practice. 1,793 more words

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The Challenges and Distinguishing Features of Correctional Nursing: Part 1

What career did you want for yourself when you graduated from nursing school? Did know you wanted to be a correctional nurse? You probably never heard of it, right? 1,012 more words

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Stay at home ways to build continuing education credits

I have a friend recently who was lamenting that personal circumstances did not allow her attendance at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care that took place in Dallas Texas this week. 827 more words

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