Career Profile: Pediatric Nurse

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Pediatric nurses care for infants, children, and adolescents, comforting and treating them, and helping doctors examine and refer patients and instruct parents on diseases or conditions, treatments, and any at-home care procedures necessary. They may treat children with special needs, or focus their care solely on a specific age group. They work in hospitals, clinics, or medical centers, and usually work at least a 40 hour week, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Their salary varies based on area, experience, and capacity in which they are employed.

Pediatric nurses are licensed RNs who have completed a two year master’s program in pediatric nursing, and sometimes those who have completed a doctorate program, which takes three to five years after completion of the master’s program. During their training, pediatric nurses participate in clinicals, working and studying in hospitals, clinics, or medical centers under the supervision of licensed pediatric nurses. Clinicals allow the students to apply their coursework and knowledge to real-life situations, better preparing them for their career. Upon completion of the program, depending upon the focus, graduates can become certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) or pediatric nurse (CPN).

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