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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Nurse Educator

October 2017

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000467 Copyright © Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Prisons provide an ideal learning experience to prepare prelicensure students with the knowledge and skill set needed for practice in the 21st century. Beginning descriptive evidence demonstrates that correctional health is an innovative community resource to educate nursing students in today's changing model of health care delivery and practice. This article shares results from a retrospective analysis of the perceptions and experiences of nursing students during their community clinical rotation in an all-male maximum security prison.

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