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
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
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.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Pediatric Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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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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