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Department of Corrections
Advanced Practice Nurse-Prescriber 
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00795

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Brown, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Waushara, Winnebago
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    Nurse Practitioner

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting salary up to $49.33 per hour (approximately $102,606 annually), depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. Pay on appointment for current state employees may vary according to the applicable pay transaction provisions of the current Compensation Plan and Wisconsin Administrative Code. This position is in pay schedule and range 11-01. A twelve month probationary period is required.
Special Qualifications:
Applicants must have a current Wisconsin licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse-Prescriber or be eligible to obtain licensure by time of appointment.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist-Senior,
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Are you dedicated to the care, restoration, health, and treatment of patients? Do you believe that every person has intrinsic value and the right to health care? Are you committed to fostering an environment of excellence, integrity, respect, and security? Consider the field of correctional nursing!

The Department of Corrections is accepting Advanced Practice Nurse-Prescriber applications on a continuous basis for positions located throughout the state. Eligible candidates will be placed on an employment register for 6 months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur. When applying, please select only the counties that you truly want to work in.

Current vacancies located at:

Jackson Correctional Institution (Jackson County, 0.5 FTE)

We offer an excellent benefits package including...

  • Health insurance plans to meet your needs.

  • Immediate coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
  • Supplemental retirement savings programs.

  • Sick leave. Unused sick time can be converted to extended health care benefits on retirement.

  • 120 hours paid vacation.

  • 36 hours paid personal days.

  • 9 paid legal holidays per year.

  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

  • New employee orientation.

For more information about the benefits of working for the State of Wisconsin, please click HERE. Part-time employees will receive some of the benefits listed above on a prorated basis. Applicants only interested in part-time employment of less than 60% may not be eligible for The Wisconsin Retirement System or insurance benefits.

NOTE: As public safety employees, telecommuting is not an option for these positions. The Department of Corrections is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and persons in our care. In our effort to mitigate the impact and potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented several preventative measures to maintain a safe environment for those living and working in our state’s correctional facilities. For more details, see:

Position Summary:   

Functioning under general supervision, the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber is an advanced professional nurse who is responsible for the provision of comprehensive care to well and ill incarcerated adult and adolescent populations. The practitioner demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in providing preventive and primary care in the correctional setting. This practitioner educates inmates to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health, and intervene in acute and chronic illness.  This practitioner will function independently in managing the direct and indirect care of incarcerated individuals in collaboration with all disciplines employed or practicing at the institutional Health Services Unit.  The practitioner will participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of care and education programs and protocols used by the health care staff to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals who exhibit health problems across the continuum from prevention to complex medical and/or psychiatric conditions.

Special Notes:   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

For more information about healthcare careers with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, please click here.


Applicants must have a current Wisconsin licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber or be eligible to obtain licensure by time of appointment. For more information regarding licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber, please click HERE


Qualified applicants will have training or experience:

  • Providing preventive services, care of episodic illness and injury, emergency care, and manage stable chronic illness in a team relationship.

  • Applying nursing theory, nursing process, and nursing standards of care.

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Working in an independent setting under general supervision.

  • Maintaining a helpful and understanding attitude towards individuals exhibiting hostile or other negative behavioral traits.

  • Applying knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic health problems.

  • Working with a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population.

How To Apply:   

Interested applicants will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click on “Log In” to access your existing Wisc.Jobs account, complete a Job Search for keyword 18-00795, and click on “Apply Now”. Applicants new to Wisc.Jobs will need to create a new account to complete an initial application and then apply on-line. You will be sent an e-mail by the system confirming that the assessment process has been completed. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart.

Application materials will be accepted on a continuous basis. All candidates determined to be eligible will be placed on a register for 6 months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.

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