My very first job I was asked to do a short term contract at a camp for disabled children. I worked night shift 1900 -700. I was in a cbin with 15 disabled children. My primary job was to take care of a hydrocephalic child with a trach. She needed 24 hour nursing.
Of course I took care of anyone who woke up during the night, so the counsellors could sleep. I taught them how to make a bed with the person in it. I showed them little tricks of the trade.
It was a wonderful experience. I was green and a little frightened this being my first job.
The last night when I arrived the cabin was all decorated and they made me a beautiful card signed by all the children.
The card simply said " Nightshift Angel Nanny"
It brought a tear to my eye that these beautiful children had thought of me that way.
I was hooked on one to one care after that and made my decision to do home nursing care:kiss