Education and career opportunities for nurses in offender health care
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Education and career opportunities for nurses in offender health care

Jane Perry Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester
Clare Bennett Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester
Tracy Lapworth Senior lecturer, Advanced clinical practice, University of Worcester

This article, the last in a five-part series, examines the education opportunities and career pathways available to nurses who work in the criminal justice system. The five articles in this series reflect the many challenges faced by nurses who provide health care in the prison setting and the varied complex and specialist skills needed to perform their role. These skills range from early intervention, health promotion, health needs assessment, nurse-led services and acute care, to advanced practice and non-medical prescribing.

Nursing Standard. 24, 43,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.43.35.c7878

Correspondence

jane.perry@worc.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review