Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity

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Specializes in Psychiatric Nursing. Has 30 years experience.

This is an article about my locum tenens assignment at a state run psychiatric forensic facility. Patients are committed here for an average of seven years. As a provider, with a two month assignment, I learned about patients who have crossed the line into criminal activity during psychiatric decompensations and strategies to help them achieve stability. You are reading page 3 of Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

kingvonnBSN2017, BSN

Specializes in Adult Psychiatry, Correctional/Forensic Psychiatry. Has 4 years experience.

I've been working inpatient psych for the past year and worked a few months in corrections. I just accepted a forensic mental health nurse position in a correctional facility. I am looking forward to working with the mental health population in the correctional system.