13th World Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Patient Safety Conference


Track 25: Pediatric Nursing

What is Pediatric nursing?

Pediatric nursing is a nursing specialty that focuses on pediatrics and the medical care of children from infancy to adolescence. This is an important field because children’s health differs from that of adults due to the growth and development that occurs during childhood. It is important to note that certification as a pediatric nurse is not required to work as a child nurse. Obtaining specialized knowledge and training, on the other hand, helps to improve job prospects and is recommended for nurses with a passion for caring for children.

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Role of the Pediatric nursing

Pediatric nurses typically collaborate with other health professionals in a multidisciplinary team to provide the best medical care for children. They play an important role in monitoring young patients’ health and providing care and support throughout their treatment.

They may provide childhood vaccinations or immunizations and ensure that children adhere to their vaccination schedule. A pediatric nurse also communicates with the children and their families to explain their health and treatment phases.

A pediatric nurse may teach and administer children’s health to the general public or other health professionals. They can also assist in the conduct of clinical research on common childhood health conditions and treatment methods.

Some pediatric nurses choose to further specialize in a specific area of children’s health, such as anesthesia, oncology, or neurology.

Education and Training

Because pediatric nursing is a nursing specialization, a nurse must first complete the necessary training with an undergraduate degree in nursing before beginning the specialization.

A pediatric nurse must complete a Master’s degree in Nursing Practice and a Doctorate degree after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and passing the examination to become a Registered Nurse.

Here are seven advantages of becoming a pediatric nurse:
  • Working well with children To offer children with comprehensive medical care, pediatric nurses maintain personal relationships with them..
  • Interactions with others.
  • Career satisfaction.
  • Diverse responsibilities.
  • Trusted profession.
  • Appreciation.
  • Salary.

What Can a Pediatrician Do?

Pediatric nurses provide health and medical care to children from birth to late adolescence. These nurses have received specialized training in order to provide expert care to the child while also collaborating with the family to address their concerns, problems, and to help them understand treatment options. They also collaborate closely with pediatricians and other medical specialists who are involved in the patient’s care.

To become a pediatric nurse, you must love children and be strong in the face of their suffering.

There are no more difficult patients to care for than children. Whether they are infants who can only express their pain by screaming or teenagers who believe they are immortal, children add challenges to the practice of medicine on top of the constant difficulties of treatment. Furthermore, pediatric nurses are never solely responsible for children. Parents are a constant presence, and they can be distracting.

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Pediatric Nursing Associations:

  • Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (APHON)
  • The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
  • American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA)
  • Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP)
  • Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
  • National Association of School Nurses

Pediatric Nursing Societies:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
  • American Thoracic Society: Nurses Section
  • Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association
  • American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.
  • American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Nurses Section

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