(WINFIELD and ELDORADO, Kan.) —
The nurses who work at Kansas' eight state prisons are among the first in the nation to earn official certification for correctional nursing.
The American Correctional Association established the new training and certification program and awarded certificates to nurses at both the Winfield and El Dorado Correctional Facilities on August 19th.
The certification involves special skills that prison nurses must have in dealing with inmates. Those skills involve dealing with security issues as well as prisoners who feign illness in order to get out of their cells and spend time in the more confortable infirmary areas.