CCHP-RN Certification


CCHP-RN certification makes a difference—to the patients whose care is provided by certified correctional nurses, to CCHP-RN 10th Anniversary Logoemployers who desire top-notch nurses on staff and to the nurses who attain the credential.

This specialty certification for registered nurses recognizes CCHPs who have demonstrated the knowledge necessary to deliver specialized nursing care in corrections.

Current CCHPs may apply for registered nurse certification at any time, assuming they meet all eligibility requirements. CCHP-RN certification requires the completion of an application and a passing score on a two-hour, proctored, multiple-choice examination. The examination is administered several times throughout the year.


Year of the Nurse 

Celebrate the Year of the Nurse with a special Preconference Seminar at the NCCHC National Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 1
The Challenge of Correctional Nursing: Compassion, Care, and Calling 
Becky Pinney, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, Pinney Consulting Company; Denise Rahaman, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, Correctional Services, CFG Health Systems; Tracey Titus, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, Centurion

Review the basics, explore the challenges and rewards, and understand the unique mix of skills needed to be a correctional nurse. This is the perfect pre-exam refresher for those taking the CCHP-RN exam. Learn more and register.