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, we have 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.
What is included on the next few pages is only the beginning. We are currently working on a Management series that will include Leadership for Nurses, Staffing and Personnel, Professionalism and Change Management. In addition, Emergency Response and Triage is in development. Thanks to all who have responded with their requests for classes! We are also very interested in your suggestions for classes. Please contact us and let us know what you would like to see us offer.
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.
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!