PHN in corrections?

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by ordahl_alicia ordahl_alicia (New) New

Hey guys!

Just reaching out to see if anyone can shed a little light on public health nursing in a correctional facility? What is your day like, your schedule, your job satisfaction?

Really curious!!

Thanks!!

SiwanRN

SiwanRN

148 Posts

Are you referring to a US Public Health Services Commissioned Corps posting in a correctional facility, or a job description via a county/local jurisdiction that is for a nurse in a corrections facility and has 'public health nurse' in the job title? I can't imagine that either of the above scenarios would be terribly different except the Commissioned Corps position would have the additional hoops to jump through that any federal employment might have.

ordahl_alicia

ordahl_alicia

3 Posts

Hi SiwanRN, job postings with "Public Health RN" as the title.

SiwanRN

SiwanRN

148 Posts

Hi SiwanRN, job postings with "Public Health RN" as the title.

I think it would probably just be like a regular corrections nursing job then, but not having worked at such a place, I couldn't say. I'd encourage you to also reach out to the corrections nursing forum too.

I have worked as a nurse in both a prison as a correctional health RN and as a Public Health RN. These were 2 different jobs at different times. One was for the state the other was under the county. Is this a specific job title through corrections? If so I would reach out to the employer for the job description.