Hi all!, I'm a RN student set to graduate this December. I have my BS in psychology and I have been working as a Case Manager\Tech on an acute care psychiatric unit for the past 5 years.
I live in a town that has both a maximum security federal prison and a minimum security state prison, so needless to say, we get a lot of ex-cons in and out of our psychiatric unit. I have been drawn to correctional nursing because I see a large gap in the care that psychiatric patients receive while in prison.
While I want to work in correctional nursing I have no desire to deal much with the medical side of things. I guess, to get to the point, I was wondering if there are any correctional nursing jobs that deal exclusively with psychiatric issues? Or would you find those jobs only in forensic psychiatric units?
Thanks in advance for any replies!