Correctional Nursing is a unique specialty. It is a wonderful mix of public health, community health, occupational health, ambulatory care, emergency medicine and school nursing. The standards of Correctional Nursing published by the American Nursing Association state that nurses working in corrections often care for individuals with complex health conditions or those with multiple health issues. Correctional nursing activities include patient assessment, medication administration, treatments and evaluation of their effects, crisis intervention, patient education and patient advocacy (ANA, 2013).
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For quite some time, the team at
Correctional HealthCare Consultants, led by Dr. Lori Roscoe, has looked for Continuing Education programs that offered accredited CE hours for Correctional Health Nurses that actually considered the environment in which we operate. We found few that included classes that were really pertinent to correctional nursing, although they were advertised as "Correctional Nursing" continuing education classes.

And so, we decided to start our own program. We achieved Provider status with the California Board of Registered Nursing so that our classes would earn continuing education hours, and began our research. We have found that most Boards of Nursing do accept credits from other states, but feel free to contact us if you have questions. These continuing education classes are also acceptable toward the National Commission on Correctional Health Care CCHP and CCHP-RN continuing certification requirement.

We are able to give group discounts, and even facility "passes" so that all nursing staff can participate at a significantly reduced cost. Please email us with your needs, and we will be happy to work with you!

We can also develop "private" classrooms for just
your staff with your content. We track all participants, and so this is great for Orientation and Annual Updates that are mandatory!

Please click on the CLASSES button above to review our current class offerings. Classes are accessed online with a purchased password. When the completion test is received (via email) by The Correctional Nurse Educator, a certificate of completion and award of the Continuing Education hours will be sent via email within 24 hours.
Thanks to all who have responded with their requests for classes! We are so happy to announce that we have totally "remodeled" our classroom, and have added two new classes. We continue to work on course development, and will be adding even more new classes in the coming weeks.

Please contact us and let us know what you would like to see us offer.