Correctional nursing practices require the healthcare professionals to require knowledge and experience with a huge array of conditions and presenting problems. Therefore, it is important for the nurses to ensure that they can make good clinical judgments about the nature of the problem of the offenders along with the actions that need to be taken with the urgency of response. I have completed my bachelors’ degree and master’s degree from elite colleges along with good grades in each of the institutions. I have developed huge knowledge and skills during my learning years that had made me capable of managing critical cases of patients with expertise. I have good working experiences as I have participated in a number of working placements. These experiences had helped me to develop not only my clinical skills but also non-pharmacological skills that help in developing therapeutic relationship with patients. Hence, I believe that my experiences would help me to tackle each critical case in the correctional home successfully. In addition, I would able to develop new knowledge and skill sets by working in the challenging situations in the correctional home that would help me to enrich my skill sets.
In correction homes, nurses are usually the first health care professionals who assess the health concern or the complaints. Patients in the correctional homes present with virtually every form of health problems and might have occurring conditions that can complicate the diagnosis and plan of care. Therefore, working in the correctional homes would be indeed a challenging place where I will be able to encounter people with wide range of disorder – not only physical but also mental disorders. Moreover, many of the patients often pose a risk to the professionals, as they tend to become violent and aggressive. Handling such cases would be helpful for me to develop different types of skills that would help me in my future career as well.
I am overseas-trained adult nurses and are well aware of the cultural preferences, traditions and inhibitions of people from different diverse backgrounds. Moreover, through attending various workshops, I have developed good communication as well as interpersonal skills required by every healthcare professional to provide person-centered care. Researchers are of the opinion that personality and communication skills are crucial components for being a prison nurse. Therefore, my skills would be helpful for me in handling complex cases successfully. Researchers are of the opinion that conflict management skills are also important for a job in the prison nursing because there often remain risks of verbal abuse and violence. As I have participated in many workshop placements, I have gone through various positive and negative experiences that had helped me to develop conflict resolution skills. Therefore, I believe that I would be able to work efficiently in the correctional homes. I believe that on a daily basis, I will need to use broad range of skills like problem solving skills, effective listening and communication, offering advices as well as good judgment. This would help me to prepare myself in ways by which I can become an expert nursing professional and reach the zenith of success in whichever domain of healthcare I join.