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    Correctional Nursing: Explore a Career Path With Endless Opportunities

    Selecting the right career path and specialization can be challenging. In addition to selecting something that suits your strengths and background, and has a bright outlook in the future, there's the conundrum of potentially having to select from several different interests. The good news is that there are several career paths that allow you to work within different interests and industries.

    For those interested in criminal justice and nursing, there is correctional nursing.  It is a fast-growing field in the United States.* It can be incredibly rewarding to nurses who have a passion to make a difference and prefer to work with a bit more autonomy. Hear from a Kaplan University alumna, Kathy Humbertson, RN, BSN, MBA-HCM, working in this profession as a statewide director of nursing at Wexford Health Sources. She explains that correctional nursing is a safe job with a range of exciting opportunities.

    So don't give up on following your passions and perhaps even combining two interest areas into a single career path. Read Kathy's story and see how she's doing just that.

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    It is important to note that the nursing profession is a career path with expected growth and our nursing degrees are designed to strengthen your knowledge and prepare our students to advance their nursing careers. But Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Several factors specific to a student’s or alumni’s backgrounds and actions, as well as economic and job conditions, affect employment. Also, keep in mind that national long-term projections covered in articles may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.



  • * Monster.com Nursing Link, “Forensic Nursing 101,” http://nursinglink.monster.com/education/articles/7866-forensic-nursing-101, accessed February 12, 2014;  Nurses.com, “Professional Perspectives: Forensic Nursing—Where Nursing Meets the Law,” http://www.nurses.com/doc/professional-perspectives-forensic-nursing-wh-0001, accessed February 12, 2014.

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