Hey guys I'm just wondering, I understand that correctional nursing really emphasized nursing assessment
skills, what about other skills? Would an RN lose a deal of their clinical skills like IV insertion, catheter insertion, suctioning, etc.? What kind of clinical skills would an RN expect to use in the correctional setting? I'm reading a lot of comparisons to a doctor's clinic and not to be insulting to nurses in a doctors clinic I notice they mostly do assessment, vital signs and health education (sometimes), no other "hands-on" skills needed before the doctor comes in and sees you. I'm considering correctional nursing but at the same time I want a well-rounded experience, I don't want to be that nurse that is great at assessment but can't put in an IV even if my life depended on it.