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Cook nu 200 p1 - correctional nursing ppt presentation


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Cook nu 200 p1 - correctional nursing ppt presentation

  1. 1. Correctional Nursing An Overview Jennifer Cook University of North Alabama Author Note: Nursing Specialty PPT, This presentation was prepared for NU 200 – P1 – taught by Lynn Underwood
  2. 2. Main Duties/Activities Performed • Monitor medical supplies (needles & medications). • Limit the use of potentially dangerous materials (scalpels, IV drip supplies). • Monitor patients’ progress and responses to medical treatments. • Administer medications. • Maintain disease clinics and infirmary. • Document patient medical history. • Be autonomous, flexible, & diverse. • Be respectful toward the inmates. • Have strong assessment skills. • Maintain a secure environment. Sources: "Correctional Nurse," n.d.; Moak, 2010 Correctional nurses are one part security; one part ER nurse; one part primary care nurse; and, if working in an infirmary, one part critical care nurse.
  3. 3. Education Level Required • Completion of an undergraduate program in nursing from vocational training program or accredited school. • Can be LPN or RN. • LPN must complete program approved by the state, which is typically offered at community or junior colleges. • RN must have associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Source: "Correctional Nurse," n.d.
  4. 4. Certification Requirements • All potential nurses must pass the NCLEX. • Correctional nurses can enhance their employment prospects by receiving optional certification from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care ( Becoming a Certified Correctional Health Professional requires passing an exam. Renewal occurs every year by completing continuing education activities. Source: "Correctional Nurse," n.d.
  5. 5. Expected Average Salary for the Specialty $64,000 $118,000 $41,000 $61,000 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 $0 $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $140,000 Corrections RN Huntsville Correctional Nurse Practitioner in Huntsville Correctional LVN in Huntsville Travel Corrections RN's Net in Huntsville Nurse Salary as of Sept. 2014 Comparison These wages vary with education, geography and the level of security of the prison . Sources: Gosset, n.d.; "Correctional Nurse Salary in Huntsville, AL," n.d.
  6. 6. References • Boskovitch, Ann M. By Rich Obertots. These Hands. Bill Warner Sony HVR-Z1U, Final Cut, Magic Bullet., n.d. MP3. • Correctional Nurse Salary in Huntsville, AL. (n.d.). Indeed. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from • Correctional Nurse: Job Description, Duties and Requirements. (n.d.). Education Portal. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from • Gosset, N. (n.d.). Salaries of Correctional Nurses. Work. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from • Moak, A. (2010, May 17). Defining a Correctional Nurse. Retrieved September 13, 2014, from