Challenges for Nurses in IDD: Practice Settings and Role Ambiguity

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

About This Webinar

Nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face unique challenges. Most work in various types of community settings, such as residential homes, clinics, small facilities, special education classrooms, or personal homes.

The role and expectations of a nurse vary depending on the setting. IDD nurses working in community settings may work as consultants, supervisors, or administrators. However, the responsibilities and scope of these roles are often unclear to the nurses and IDD staff.

Watch this webinar to discover:

  • How the transition from institutions to community settings affects nurses
  • What challenges nurses face in different settings
  • How ambiguity about nurses’ roles impacts the care of individuals with IDD


Kathy Auberry DNP, RN, CDDN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC

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