Originally posted by bayoubars:
This October I will be eligable to become a CCHP. I would appreciate any input, be it advice, tips, or just comments.
Thanks in advance!
I have just recertified this year with NCCHC for the second time. If you have a copy of the standards of care for prisons,jails,and juvenile facilities,you have a good start. If not I suggest you get them and have them open for the test.There are no 'technical nursing'questions per se. They are all mostly ethics questions. 10 really hard essay questions and a lot of multiple choice. I found out after I took the test that there is a publication which addresses the questions more appropriately, but I don't know where to tell you to get it. My supervisor, who is a CCHP showed it to me after I completed the test and sent it in. it's a small paperbacked book and I can't rememeber the name.
I feel the material I was exposed to as a result of studying for the test has made me more aware of ethics regarding care to inmates,and I had been in corrections for 12 years.
The continued resourse materials such as the quarterly journals and the 'news papers' that I recieve have definately made me a better caregiver,besides helping with delemas I've encountered over the years.
Susan B. RN CCHP