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10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

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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.

Search our job listings for correctional nurse positions.

Related Organizations

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

American Correctional Health Services Association

National Commission on Correctional Healthcare


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    jollyegirl

    almost 3 years ago

    12 comments

    FYI: You don't have to have a bsn to be part of an internship. There are many hospitals that offer them to adn graduates too! Thanks for this. it was interesting! :)

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Holistic nursing is the fastest growing area I've seen in years. Great article!

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    COLT

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Another great resource is the Aerospace Medical Association (www.asma.org) and the "Flight Nurse Society" ... a constituent organization of the parent AsMA ... initially founded as a USAF Flight Nurse section ... it now reflects an international membership of civilian and military flight nurses.

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