I worked in Pediatric Home heath as a LVN. I enjoyed the job at first, the money was great, the hours were perfect - at the time I was going thru an RN program, but for me I needed more. By the time I left, I was bored and felt like a highly paid babysitter. I applogize if I offend with my last statement.
I did not do "visits", I was actually in a home for a 8,10, 12 or sometimes 16 hour shift taking care of a child. Since I was PRN I never had a "regular" assignement, I was floated to whatever home needed a nurse - this was my choice. The kids I came across had a variety of disorders - CP, trach & vents, feeding tubes, brain injuries etc. I administered meds, feedings, breathing treatments, ROM, ADL's etc. Sometimes the parents were home but most often they were tending to other siblings, at work or if I worked a night shift they were sleeping. Most of the homes I went to had a nice setup for the nurse - space in the fridge for my lunch, comfy chair, TV etc, but be prepared for the opposite. When I worked during the day I really didnt have much downtime, but at night I had alot of time. I always carried my laptop or a good book to get me thru those slow times - especially when everyone is asleep.
I usually went on any assignment that was offered to me. But I have to admit, some assignments I requested not to be sent to again - bad neighborhoods, parents that I got a weird vibe from and even one home where the mother actually did everything for the kid and I was supposed to clean up after them, do laundry etc.
It takes a special person to do this. You will get attached to the kiddos. I actually became good friends with one of the families I worked for. If you have any other questions let me know. Good Luck.