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Correctional Nurse

Correctional Nurses provide health care 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 for 2010
$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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