Nursing

Nursing Scales

When choosing a program for your son, consider the importance of the care and concern of the nursing staff. At Discovery Ranch, the nurse, psychiatrist, and therapists work together to provide the best treatment for your son's changing needs. Our licensed full-time nurse is on site Monday through Friday, and on-call nights and weekends. Generally, the nurse is responsible for dispensing medications, monitoring nutritional concerns, and serving as a liaison between parents, physicians, psychiatrist and the treatment team. The nurse is also responsible for the assessment, development, and maintenance of the students' health and well-being. In addition, the nurse assists with training mentors in medication administration, proper hygiene, and documentation requirements.