Clinical placements

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

The wide spectrum of healthcare need in prison, along with its multidisciplinary working, makes criminal justice a highly rewarding setting for clinical placements

When I tell people I work in a prison, they often assume I face threats, violence and intimidation on a daily basis. But I have worked as a prison nurse for four years now, and none of these are part of my day-to-day life.

In fact, it is quite the opposite; my days are often filled with laughter and gratitude, and I take great pride in delivering quality health care to vulnerable people who are often at the lowest point in their lives.

My career came to a turning point and now it’s flourishing

Working in


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