Registered Nurse – Quehanna Boot Camp

Registered Nurse – Quehanna Boot Camp

Website Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Find Your Passion for Public Service!

Start the next chapter of your Nursing Career!  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Quehanna is actively seeking devoted and passionate Registered Nurses.  As a Corrections Nurse, you will enjoy working with experienced auxiliary staff and will have excellent managerial support.  At the Department of Corrections, we work together as a dedicated team where collaboration and communication are integral.
We offer an excellent compensation package, including competitive income, generous paid time off, health insurance, and an excellent retirement package.  We want to hear from you, so apply today!

As a Corrections Nurse, you will be responsible for the 24-hour health care of offenders at their assigned Institution.  Duties may vary based on area of assignment.  You will be conducting physical assessments in response to offender ailments, establishing a nursing diagnosis, and referring offenders to a practitioner.  You will be providing medication and treatment as ordered and monitoring medication compliance by offenders and observing the effectiveness of medication.  You will also be providing health-related education to staff and offenders and maintaining department compliance for inspections.
If you have the required medical experience as indicated below and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary, apply today! 

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • The Department of Corrections is staffed by three (3) work shifts that cover the facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.1st shift:  6:00 am to 2:30 pm; 2nd shift:  2:00 pm to 10:30 pm; and 3rd shift:  10:00 pm to 6:30 am.
  • Work hours TO BE DETERMINED.
  • Alternative work schedules may be available, depending on operational needs. 
  • Please Note:  Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $84,499 (before taxes).
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • This position requires active authorization to practice as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania. 
    All employees possessing an active temporary practice permit must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one (1) year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. 

Other Requirements:

  • PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
  • If you are within 60 days of graduating from a school of nursing approved by the State Board of Nursing, you are eligible to apply for this job posting.  At the time of appointment to a position, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid PA temporary practice permit or PA Registered Nurse license. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 
You must pass a background investigation.

How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 

Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 
711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). 

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

To apply for this job please visit