Correctional Nursing Moves to the Head of the Class by ProQuest


ANA points out that because health care is provided in community corrections and institutional settings for adults and juveniles, registered nurses must be prepared to "address a wide spectrum of needs," including women's health, pediatric through geriatric services and end-of-life care. The department's job description for registered nurses illustrates the range of responsibilities they have: This is work in assessing patient health problems and needs, developing and implementing nursing care plans, and maintaining medical records. The August 2007 Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, agreed, "Certification in a specialized area of nursing supports one's knowledge base and reflects competence [and] professional commitment to lifelong learning through required continuing education and recertification and documented experience in a given specialty."

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