Pediatric Nurse

A Pediatric Nurse takes care of children from birth until the late teen years.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
You’ll work closely with family doctors, pediatricians and other nurses, providing preventive as well as critical care.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Counsel

You’ll provide patients and families with emotional support and wellness advice.

Examination

You’ll perform routine check-ups.

Treatment

You’ll diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, perform developmental screenings, and immunizations.

Where you’ll work
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
How to become a Pediatric Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience in Pediatrics.

04

Get your Pediatric Nurse Certification through Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

05

You’re ready to work as a Pediatric Nurse.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

3 Podcasts
  • Pediatric Nursing Superheroes with Nurse Tobin Mathew
    Pediatric nursing superhero Tobin Mathew, RN, BSN, is the subject of our interview in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. Tobin was recently named a 2017 Red Cross Nurse Hero. He is a pediatric nurse who works in the surgical ward at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill., where he wears a superhero shirt or costume every day at the hospital to help make kids smile.The post Pediatric Nursing Superheroes with Nurse Tobin Mathew appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
    2017-12-21T08:08:59Z
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Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
"I believe that nursing is a field that doesn’t completely click until you practice it — no matter how much studying and reading you do. In school you learn the textbook, but in practice, no patient is 'textbook.' You realize that your patients are human, and they have an entirely different range of needs and personalities that should be considered in your care." —Kimberly Appelbaum, RN
2016-05-24T04:00:00Z
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