In the correction health specialisation the mental health of prisoners is comprehensively and extensively covered. You will be educated in identifying and caring for vulnerable prisoner groups and their health needs as well as caring for prisoners with chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes. 

Modules include the importance of physical health, healthcare management, and consequences of accelerated ageing of the prison population. You will also address communicable diseases, harm minimisation and palliation and pain management.

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as a:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant,
  • nurse unit manager/associate nurse unit manager
  • ward educator
  • clinical education programs coordinator
  • an academic in undergraduate education
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Completion requirements

This Specialisation consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG526Correctional Health: Mental Health Care10 CP
  • NRSG527Correctional Health: Chronic Illness10 CP

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