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Kansas Prison Nurses are Among the Nation's Best Trained

by cherylca last modified Jul 07, 2015 02:13 PM
October 2011 - Nurses at Kansas' eight state prisons are among the first in the nation to earn certification for correctional nursing.
Kansas Prison Nurses are Among the Nation's Best Trained

Winfield Correctional Facility nurses who recently earned ACA certification are: Reginna Strobel, Diane Hicks, Dawna Admire, Cheryl Townsley, Della Nichols, Teresa Waits and Pamela Emery.

The American Correctional Association established a new training and certification program to recognize the high-level capabilities and accomplishments demonstrated in the nursing field of corrections. 

Nurses at Winfield and El Dorado correctional facilities recently took part in recognition ceremonies for earning their certifications. The ACA program awards certificates to Certified Corrections Nurses, which includes staff nurses who work in a correctional environment and who work with both staff and offenders, and Certified Corrections Nurse/Managers, which includes individuals who work as nurse managers in a correctional environment.

The nursing staff undertook a four-hour exam to test their correctional and health care knowledge including special skills necessary to working in a correctional environment.

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