I am a new nurse (graduated 5/12, NCLEX 6/12) I am currently the program nurse at a residential educational facility for children with severe trauma histories and acute mental illness, they are not hospital level acute, but very behavioral and easily triggered. We also have a CBAT program. The res/ed has been here for a LONG time and the same nurse for 15 years. She left 3 years ago since then they had 2 part time nurses, both of whom have been in and out with medical issues, both finally retired and there has been no one steady since the summer. I took the position knowing that I had to build the role of the nurse from scratch as the whole office and paperwork etc. was a mess and the nurse manager at the other res/ed we have said it would be easier to just start over. She is helpful but she is not close by so I am pretty much on my own. My question is regarding the CBAT role. No one seems to know the role and I can't find any info on it searching the web and state requirements. They require a nurse but don't say what I am supposed to do! I am in MA. If anyone has any experience or knowledge in this area any advice, websites, anything really would be greatly appreciated!!!