Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN

Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN is a nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional health care. She provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the country on projects to improve professional nursing practice and patient safety. She began her corrections experience in the NJ Prison system where she created and implemented education for nurses, physicians, dentists, and site managers. Before “accidentally” finding correctional healthcare, she practiced in critical care and orthopaedic specialties. Dr. Schoenly  actively promotes correctional health care through social media outlets and increases the visibility of the specialty through her popular blog – correctionalnurse.net.

Lorry is co-editor and chapter author of Essentials of Correctional Nursing, the first primary practice text for the correctional nursing specialty, published in 2012 and available on amazon.com. Lorry and her husband live in the mountains of north-central Pennsylvania where she can be found gardening, baking, or playing with their black pug, Barney.

Areas of Expertise

  • Correctional healthcare
  • Forensics
  • Risk management
  • Patient safety
  • Medication administration
  • Professional development
  • Applied ethics

Professional Associations

  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care – Nurse Advisory Council
  • American Nurses Association – Code of Ethics for Nurses Advisory Committee

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