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.
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.