Pediatric Nurse Career Guide

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Overview

A Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) is a healthcare professional who specializes in providing care to infants, children, and adolescents. These compassionate nurses play a critical role in promoting the health and well-being of pediatric patients. Pediatric RNs work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, pediatricians' offices, and schools. They collaborate with healthcare teams to deliver specialized care

Education

To become a Pediatric RN, one must first obtain a nursing degree. This typically involves completing a nursing program, such as an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). ADN programs generally take two to three years to complete, while BSN programs typically take four years. Nursing schools and universities

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Related certifications

To excel as a staff or travel Pediatric RN, certain qualifications and experiences are necessary. While specific experience in pediatrics is not always a prerequisite for entry-level positions, clinical rotations or internships during nursing school provide essential exposure to pediatric care. This experience allows aspiring Pediatric RNs to develop an understanding of the unique needs and challenges of

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Skills

To succeed as a Pediatric RN, a combination of knowledge, hard skills, and soft skills is crucial. Firstly, a solid foundation in pediatric nursing principles, growth and development milestones, and pediatric diseases and conditions is necessary. Proficiency in pediatric medication administration, pain management techniques, and pediatric procedures is vital.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are crucial in building rapport with pediatric

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Responsibilities

Pediatric RNs have various responsibilities associated with their role. These include conducting pediatric assessments, administering medications, assisting with procedures and surgeries, educating patients and families on pediatric health, monitoring pediatric patients' vital signs, documenting patient data accurately, and collaborating with healthcare providers to develop and implement care plans. Pediatric RNs also provide emotional support to children and their families during

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Pediatric Nurse
$1,780-2,804/week

The average salary for a Pediatric Nurse is $2,308.35 per week.

Last updated on May 19, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Like any specialty, there are benefits and drawbacks to becoming a Pediatric RN.

Pros:

  1. Rewarding Interactions: Working with pediatric patients allows for rewarding interactions and the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.

  2. Developmental Focus: Pediatric RNs have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of children.

  3. Varied Work Settings: Pediatric RNs can work in hospitals, clinics, schools, and other

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Pediatric Nurse Jobs


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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

  • Nome, AK
  • Ethos Medical Staffing
  • 3x12 hrs, Days

$3,150/week

Posted 2 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • Nationwide Therapy Group
  • 4x12 hrs, Nights
  • Referral Bonus

$3,192/week

Posted 4 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Summit Medical Staffing Nursing
  • 5x8 hrs, Days

$3,323/week

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Posted 12 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

  • Sioux City, IA
  • Genie Healthcare
  • 4x12 hrs, Nights

$3,162/week

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Posted 5 days ago

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