Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric nurse provides health and medical care to infants, children and adolescents. The pediatric nurse can talk to kids and ask questions about their health, particularly when kids are scared and can't express their problems clearly. Pediatric nurses should be kind, compassionate, and caring towards children. Pediatric care starts with the new-born evaluation and vaccine at birth and extends to patients transferring from a pediatrician to a general physician until after teenage years.   Pediatric care includes annual immunizations and check-ups, as well as any illnesses or minor injuries. The demand for pediatric nurse practitioners in acute settings is projected to be extremely high over the next few years. Nurses retire at high rates, and very few new nurses choose this specialty.

Working Areas

  • Private practice physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Schools
  • Community organizations
  • Surgical centers