Date of Completion

Spring 4-29-2014

Thesis Advisor(s)

Denise Panosky

Honors Major



Other Nursing


The concept of this honors project was to explore correctional nursing competency, working closely with my advisor and the research team. Key findings from the initial competency assessment evaluation phase were compiled, organized, and analyzed. A podium presentation “Advancing Correctional Nurse Competencies for Quality Care: Evaluation of Simulation Learning and Satisfaction” was given at the 2013 American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) Multidisciplinary Educational Conference on Correctional Healthcare: Ring a Bell. Additionally, a poster presentation, “Correctional Nurse Competencies: Evaluation of Simulation Learning and Satisfaction,” was given at the 2013 Frontiers conference. A poster presentation was given at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing ATHENA Conference in April 2014. A systematic literature review was completed, in collaboration with the research team, examining the current knowledge, tools, and methods on implementing correctional nursing competency. Dissemination plans include publication of this literature review.

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