CCHP-RN certification makes a difference—to the patients whose care is provided by certified correctional nurses, to employers 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.
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.
The 11 articles in this series outline areas of correctional nursing practice covered in the CCHP-RN exam. This information will assist nurses preparing to take the exam as well as explain the key concepts of the specialty for the novice correctional nurse.