Becoming a nurse is truly taking on a career in caring, perhaps even more so for those who decide to specialize in Pediatrics. Throughout their childhood, these admirable nurses care for children until they are adolescents.Because there are so many conditions and problems specific to growing and developing bodies, specialized knowledge is required to provide nursing care for paediatric patients. In general, pediatric nurses are Registered Nurses (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), who decide to pursue specialized paediatric training. There are also Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners (PNP) who assume additional responsibilities such as drug prescription, development screening, and immunization administration.They hold advanced nursing degrees and pass additional exams for health and nursing practice. Pediatrics Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)-provides certification services for paediatric care professionals. National paediatric Nurse Practitioners Association (NAPNAP) — the professional association of registered nurses (APRNs) for all paediatric-focused advanced practice.
- Track 1-1 Pediatrics Registered Nurse
- Track 2-2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse
- Track 3-3 Labour and Delivery Nurse
- Track 4-4 School Nurse
- Track 5-5 Developmental Disability Nurse