Prison Nursing

Nursing in a prison setting is a very rewarding and unique experience, where you’ll support a diverse range of patients with complex and sometimes challenging medical needs.

Prison nurses need to be dynamic, innovative and able to ‘think on their feet’ – always looking for opportunities to identify gaps in care or coming up with new ways to support the patient population. It’s a busy and ever-evolving – and because the patients in a prison setting are so diverse, nursing in this environment gives you a great opportunity to develop specialist skills and learn about different areas of practice, from managing substance misuse to providing support with mental health and long-term conditions. Whether you’ve come from a community role or are just interested in learning more about offender healthcare, prison nursing can offer you something.