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Correctional Nurse

Correctional Nurses provide healthcare to inmates of correctional facilities such as juvenile detention centers, halfway houses, municipal jails, and state/federal penitentiaries. In many jurisdictions, correctional nurses earn more than their hospital counterparts. Due to a lack of full-time medical doctors in correctional facilities, correctional nurses also enjoy a high degree of independence.

Average Annual Salary
$62,000

Educational Requirements
RN license with AD, diploma, or BSN. Many correctional nurses also go through a certification process provided by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare to become Certified Correctional Health Professional.

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Related Organizations

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

American Correctional Health Services Association

National Commission on Correctional Healthcare


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