How much does a Correctional Nurse make in the United States? The average Correctional Nurse salary in the United States is $58,852 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $52,792 and $67,277. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $52,792 10% $47,275 90% $74,947 75% $67,277 $58,852 50%(Median)
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Registered Nurse - RN - Corrections

Accountable Healthcare Staffing - Abingdon, VA

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN

Wexford Health - Abingdon, VA

Corrections LPN

Supplemental Health Care - Arlington, VA

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Corrections

FSR (Federal Staffing Resources) - Arlington, VA

What is a Correctional Nurse ?

Correctional nursing, sometimes called forensic nursing, is a specialized field of nursing that involves caring for the medical and mental health needs of detainees and inmates. These nurses work in a variety of settings such as jails, prisons, and juvenile detention centers. In these correctional settings, nurses are the primary healthcare providers....

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Job Openings for Correctional Nurse
Supplemental Health Care - Virginia Beach , VA
For our correctional nurses, that means experienced support from our Corrections Healthcare Division to assist you in every step of finding your next job. We're currently hiring in Virginia to ...
Supplemental Healthcare - 89 days ago
The Corrections Registered Nurse (RN) will provide inmates with routine and emergency health care in the Medical Section of a Corrections Facility and will conduct health histories on inmates. When ...
Maxim Healthcare Services - 2 days ago
American Medical Staffing - Charlottesville , VA
Chesapeake Medical Staffing LPN Correctional Chesapeake Medical Staffing (CMS) is currently seeking a LPN - Correctional for agency contract positions in Charlottesville, VA Details: LPN-Correctional ...
ZipRecruiter - 54 days ago
Wexford Health - Duffield , VA
Assists in planning and individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers. * Assists in ...
Wexford Health - 30 days ago
Provides nursing services, health care and treatment to offenders in an adult correctional institution. * Assesses offenders' health problems and needs, prepares and administers prescribed ...
ZipRecruiter - 52 days ago
National Health Care Solutions, LLC - Haynesville , VA
Active/Clear Licensure by the VA State Board of Nursing * Minimum 1-year clinical experience ... Clinical/corrections experience preferred but not mandatory * Active/Clear CPR and CPI, or NCI ...
ZipRecruiter - 44 days ago

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