Nursing Behind the Wall was started in 2007 by Lori Roscoe, DNP, PhD, APRN, ANP-C, CCHP-RN, a clinical nurse practitioner and nurse educator specializing in the field of correctional nursing and healthcare.
Through her company, Correctional HealthCare Consultants LLC, Dr. Roscoe provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the United States in all aspects of healthcare operations and nursing practice. She also reviews legal matters as an expert in correctional healthcare, correctional nursing and correctional provider standard of care.
Through her current work with the American Nurses Association serving on the committee that revised the Scope and Standards of Practice for Correctional Nurses and her work as the Accredited Provider Program Director and Nurse Advisory Council Co-Chair for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Dr. Roscoe actively promotes the specialty of Correctional Nursing practice. In addition, she is proud to be a founding member of the newly formed American Correctional Nurses Association.
Through her company, The Correctional Nurse LLC, Dr. Roscoe offers The Correctional Nurse Educator, an online education program that offers accredited continuing education that is specialized for Correctional Nurses, and her CorrectionalNurse.net blog. She also authors a monthly newsletter called The Correctional Nurse. Through these endeavors and other volunteer activities, Dr. Roscoe supports the unique, ANA-recognized specialty of Correctional Nursing.
Dr. Roscoe is a frequent national presenter on a wide variety of topics important to correctional nursing practice, including clinical judgment, patient advocacy, and clinical updates about health conditions often seen in the correctional health environment.
When she is not working, Dr. Roscoe loves to spend time with her toes in the beautiful sands of the West Palm Beaches, and meditating in her Zen garden. Most Fridays she can be found volunteering as a Provider and preceptor to Nurse Practitioner students, Medical Students and Physician Assistant students at the Community Health Center of West Palm Beach in its Free Clinic.