Nov 21, '12 by NRSKarenRN Admin
DDSN = Developmental Disabilities Skilled Nursing - community health type positions caring for residents in group or domicile care homes .
Program funding often under state department of Health, paid for with Medicaid funds and provided by groups that specialize in disability advocacy/managment.
Because funding is tight, LPN's and those with Health Services Administration degree are utilized as Case Managers as these clients are usually stable adults. Unless position requires an RN Degree, there is little one can do to advance in the role despite having advanced nursing education to RN level.
You need to look at your agency's organizational tree and policy manuals to see what positions require RN degree, if any, in your organization and discuss concerns with your Managment Team.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 21, '12