Correctional Nurse Manifesto: Seven Affirmations to Guide Your Practice

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals working in a correctional setting.

Nurses in the criminal justice system work in an environment of conflicting priorities and shrinking resources. The patient population is vulnerable and marginalized but also often manipulative and deceitful. It is easy to become discouraged and disconnected from the professional nursing values that originally provided meaning to nursing practice.  A Correctional Nurse Manifesto of seven key affirmations can provide a foundation for ethical professional nursing practice in correctional settings.

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe key threats to professional correctional nursing practice.
  2. Identify ways to practice safe, effective, and compassionate nursing in the criminal justice system.
  3. Outline methods to avoid becoming a jaded, cynical, and dissatisfied correctional nurse.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Affirmations One and Two

Chapter 3: Affirmations Three and Four

Chapter 4: Affirmations Five, Six, and Seven

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Lorry Schoenly

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. 

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