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PEDIATRIC NURSING

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Courtney Clossey

on 9 December 2013

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Transcript of PEDIATRIC NURSING

- take and document patient vital signs
- educate patient and parents
- obtain information for diagnosis
- communicate with other medical care
providers
- sterilize equipment and exam rooms
- arrange for hospital admissions
PEDIATRIC NURSING
What are the requirements?
FIRST STEP: Either an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

SECOND STEP: Passing score on NCLEX-RN examination

THIRD STEP: State licensure as an RN

FOURTH STEP: 1800 hours of experience
in a pediatric clinical setting
Furthering education opportunities
A Master's of Science in Nursing allows you to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, with a total of 6 to 8 years of schooling

Pediatric nurse practitioners can have their own practices

Many parents prefer pediatric nurse practitioners
What is the salary?
The median salary is about
$64,500
per year

The salary can range from
$60,000
to

$80,000
per year

A pediatric nurse practitioner
can earn up to
$100,000

What is the focus of pediatric nursing?
Medical care provided to children from infancy through late teenage years

Communicate with and provide healthcare education to children and their parents
A day in the life
pediatric nurses:
Career Outlook
Very bright outlook: highly demanded profession

Demand is expected to increase 26% by the year 2020

Currently 2,324 jobs available
in the United States
Working environments
- doctor's offices
- clinics
- hospitals
- emergency rooms
- surgical centers
Courtney Clossey
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