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Developmental Disability Nurse

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Owen Schnedler

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Developmental Disability Nurse
By: Owen Schnedler
Also known as a Special Needs Nurse, Developmental Disability Nurses help patients with mental or developmental disabilities.
Such as:
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anxiety disorder
Autism
Asperger's
Bipolar Disorders
Panic Attacks








The annual salary of a developmental disabilities nurse that has earned an RN degree and certification can earn between $50,000-$60,000
The annual salary of a developmental disabilities nurse that has earned an LPN can generally earn between $34,000-$44,000.

To become a certified developmental disabilities nurse, one must first earn a degree as a registered nurse from an accredited university and complete a minimum of two year of full time employment in a developmental disabilities nursing setting, either as a practicing nurse, a nurse administrator or educator or a nurse consultant. These two prerequisites deem a nurse eligible to sit for the voluntary certification exam which is accredited by the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA). After successfully passing this examination, a nurse earns a Certification in Developmental Disabilities Nursing (CDDN). Certification is not required to work as a developmental disabilities nurse and because of this a student can participate in an LPN training program rather than earning a college degree. While becoming an LPN requires less of a financial and time commitment, the potential employment opportunities and salaries will be markedly more limited.
Some traits that you need
Active
Adaptable
Alert
Caring
Clever
Compassionate
Enthusiastic
Friendly
Observant
Patience
UTK Nursing Program Total
Instate $60,496
Out of state$134,176
Columbia state Instate $5,519
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