Corrections and Custodial Nursing

Custodial and Corrections Nurses provide on-site non-judgmental healthcare to each facility with duties that range from medication management, primary healthcare, chronic disease management, mental health issues, midwifery, paediatrics and emergency.
For many patients, going into a custodial/corrective facility is the first time in their lives they have ever been seen by healthcare professional. The quality and standard of health care provided to the patient is the same provided in the community through the public health system.
Experienced nurses within this sector provide patients with a non-judgmental and thorough health assessment which can identify chronic diseases such as diabetes and communicable diseases such as hepatitis C. A physical and mental health assessment is essential for the medical team to be aware of the patient’s health and medical needs.
Education and health awareness programs are taught by correction and custodial nursing staff to the patients during their incarceration at these facilities to improve the patient’s knowledge of health skills and furthermore, to assist them leading heathier lives when they are released.
To be considered for a placement in a custodial environment you MUST be able to pass the certain criteria below;
  • A criminal history check;
  • Up to date immunisations
  • Aggressive behaviour management training
  • Have attended one of the Supreme Nursing Corrections Workshops.
Real testimonials from our nurses highlighting their positive aspects of working in the custodial care environment:


Full AHPRA registration

Min 2 years Acute Experience

Refined assessment and triage skills

Full immunisation records

Criminal History Check

2 Current Referees

The right to live and work in Australia

Extensive demonstrated nursing ability working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or the UK