Special needs nurse - page 2

by depedsnurse 25,465 Views | 12 Comments

This is my favorite spot on this site. I too am a specail needs peds nurse. I have done this for 9 years now and cannot think of anything better. Over the years I have worked in homes helping care for these children. I have seen... Read More


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    Hello,
    I barely discovered TODAY about this field of Nursing and I am so very very happy I stumbled upon it! I never new it existed! I am starting nursing school in March.
    My twin sister has Cerebral Palsy and I've always known that I want to work in a field that helps special people in need of medical care. She is now 24 years old and I know that there seems to be a serious lack in services for Special needs people as they grow into adulthood. The daycare programs we have experienced with her were horrible and we went through a very hard time after she had experienced some abuse due to lack of supervision at this facility that promised a fun, social, and healthy environment. She has been staying home with my mom for the past 2 years since the ordeals and we feel like we have nowhere to turn.

    *Is there any way that a Nurse with a DDNA CDDN certification can open up their own business for a daycare facility for adults with special needs???

    This is what i want to do with my life. I want to dedicate my life helping adults like my twin sister so that I can help prevent the abuse and disservice I have witnessed.
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    Anyone out there have experience working with developmentally disabled adults?
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    For the last 2 years I've worked full time with DD adults in a group home type setting, however, our clients are extremely medically fragile and require a RN on staff 24/7. Best job I've EVER had and excellent staffing ratios. (6 clients 1 RN 3 aides). My younger sister is also developmentally disabled. And I'm sure there is a way to open your own facility, I don't know how you'd go about it though. I'm not sure how you'd set up funding for it. (That's why I'm a nurse, I don't do the money stuff! )


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