Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce.
You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.
We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming.
Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
Basic Requirements: Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required.
This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
AND Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.
In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST electronically upload proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration for verification at the time you apply.
All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process.
This process includes validation of examinations, licensure, education, internship and residency.
Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.
AND Education/Work Experience: The work experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
At the GS-09 and above grade level, many positions may require experience in a specialty area of nursing.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Possession of a master’s degree in professional nursing; ORnAt least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
Some examples of qualifying experience are: Experience that demonstrates clinical knowledge of health care, medicine, and professional nursing principles, practices and procedures in providing services in a health care facility.nExperience in applying safety principles and infection control procedures and precautions on a universal scale as it relates to a patient care environment.nExperience participating in review activities associated with Health Services guidelines, Joint Commission, American Correctional Association or other accrediting or licensing bodies.nExperience assisting with the development, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures relating to a health care delivery system, rehabilitative nursing, pre-and post-operative care.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
How to Apply