Correctional Care Nurses Needed

 In Nurses Weekly

With more than 2.1 million adults incarcerated in America’s prisons and jails, there is a great need for correctional care providers to support this underserved population. Many people taken into custody are experiencing serious and preexisting health issues, while others will need medical attention to address illness and injury that occurs during incarceration.

The demand for health care professionals, especially nurses, is high and expected to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 15% between 2016 and 2026, while employment of nurse practitioners is set to increase 36%. Correctional care is no exception to this trend…



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