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Improving Nursing Competencies in Prison Practice  

Author:  Margaret Moreland.

Source: Volume 18, Number 01, November/December 2016 , pp.4-4(1)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Although standards governing correctional nursing clinical care have been established by the American Nurses Association, there has been little published on how the standards relate to practical and applied competencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration has funded a 3-year project “to ensure that evidence based practices were disseminated across the state of Connecticut and implemented by leveraging cutting edge science and technology to create innovative solutions that required inter- and intra-agency coordination.” At the half-way point, the authors of “Strategies in a Statewide Correctional Nurse Competencies Program: Mid-Year Report” describe the implementation of a correctional nurse competency system. The article was written by by Deborah Shelton, Louise Reagan, Constance Weiskopf, Denise Panosky, Michael Nicholson, and Desiree Diaz, and was published in 46 Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 455 (2015).

Keywords: Nursing competencies

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law.

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