“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

Our Beginnings

Eight years ago, the team at Correctional HealthCare Consultants,  led by Dr. Lori Roscoe,  looked for Continuing Education programs that offered accredited continuing education  hours for Correctional  Nurses that actually considered the environment in which we operate.  We found very few classes that were really pertinent to correctional nursing, although they were advertised as continuing education for the Correctional Nurse.

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. We have found that most Boards of Nursing do accept credits from other states, but feel free to contact us if you have questions.  Our classes are also acceptable toward the National Commission on Correctional Health Care CCHP and CCHP-RN continuing certification requirement.

Why Take Our Classes?

Great Information and Awesome Support

All classes at The Correctional Nurse Educator are developed using current research in nursing and healthcare, and include references so that students can do further reading should they desire to do so.  Many are based upon presentations given at national conferences for correctional healthcare.  New classes are added regularly, often based upon requests from students. Classes are given online and can be accessed at any time convenient for the student.

We pride ourselves on responsiveness to your questions and requests, and typically respond within 24 hours.  

Enrollment is free for everyone, and provides access to the classroom from which any class can be purchased.

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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!  We can also develop classes using your content so that the class is more specific to your facility/program.  This is great for Orientation and Annual Updates that are mandatory.

 

All students will get an individualized Certificate of Completion immediately upon successful completion of the final review in a class.  We will track all participant progress and can provide a summary of individual participation and classes taken.   In addition, Group Leaders can be named for your program who will have access to the same information and management tools.  

Current Students

Our program is designed to meet the needs of correctional facilities large and small.  We currently have contracts with groups as small as 5 nurses and as large as  650 nurses – and all sizes in between!   Some groups are on a monthly class schedule, while others have chosen an every other month schedule.  Whether your group is large or small, the class access and content is the same, unless you have chosen to customize the class for your facility (i.e. wanted to include your policy and procedure).  We are flexible, and are happy to accommodate a schedule that works best for your staff and your budget. 

Contact us today to discuss your continuing education needs!