We are so excited about our integration with CorrectionalNurse.Net and The Correctional Nurse Educator!


Nursing Behind the Wall

Inspiring Professional Correctional Nursing Practice™

“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.”

Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association, 2013

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Nursing and the provision of healthcare in jails and prisons is often a combination of ingenuity, flexibility, persistence and skill. This website is for all who work in correctional healthcare. You are to be applauded for your hard work and dedication to patients who are often from vulnerable and underserved populations.

We initially developed this site so that correctional healthcare professionals would have a place to go to for resources specific to their practice. As time passed, it was clear that we also needed to offer continuing education specifically for Correctional Nurses, and so we began The Correctional Nurse Educator. The enthusiasm for our classes has been overwhelming, and we now offer over fifty classes on our site to groups as well as individuals. We update and add new classes just about every month. At the same time, our friends at CorrectionalNurse.Net saw a need to provide a platform for correctional nurses to communicate with others who understand the special nature of Nursing Behind the Wall. We are now so happy to share that CorrectionalNurse.Net has now become part of The Correctional Nurse Educator and Nursing Behind the Wall family.

With this new integration, CorrectionalNurse.Net will continue to have biweekly posts to include both a monthly clinical component and a monthly correctional nursing professional practice component. At the same time, Nursing Behind the Wall will post a case study about the clinical topic that is intended to reinforce correctional nursing assessment and clinical decision-making. This will be posted for the month. Finally, The Correctional Nurse Educator will offer a class (or classes) that also support the monthly clinical topic at a substantial discount. That offer will also be available throughout the month.

We are really excited to offer this integration of services for Correctional Nursing. Please feel free to contact us with your thoughts.

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