 Abstract
 Introduction
 Duties of a Pediatric Registered Nurse
 Education
 Employment Outlook
 Salary
 Work Enviro...
Registered Nurses play a vital role in many
          aspects of medical care.

 This growing field is constantly evolving...
   Registered Nurses are often more
    visible to patients and their
    families during a hospital stay than
    anyone...
A few of the daily duties include:
 Starting IV’s
 Obtaining vital signs
 Collecting urine and stool samples
 Administ...
   Most colleges offer one of the two main types of degrees:
    The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN):
       two...
 In general, the medical field has an
  excellent employment outlook.
 The demand for nurses is far
  greater than the c...
   Varies depending on the area of the county you live in,
    the type of facility you are employed with and the
    amo...
 Usually employed in hospital settings,
  but can also be found in doctor’s
  offices, urgent care clinics, schools
  and...
 Novotny, Jeanne and Doris Lippman, Nicole Sanders and
  Joyce Fitzpatrick. 101 Careers in Nursing. New York:
  Springer ...
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  1. 1.  Abstract  Introduction  Duties of a Pediatric Registered Nurse  Education  Employment Outlook  Salary  Work Environment  Works Cited
  2. 2. Registered Nurses play a vital role in many aspects of medical care. This growing field is constantly evolving to meet the requirements and maintain the guidelines for appropriate medical care. Those interested in becoming a Pediatric RN should fully investigate all areas of the career.
  3. 3.  Registered Nurses are often more visible to patients and their families during a hospital stay than anyone else.  Play a vital role in every aspect of patient care. Responsible for everything from dispensing medications, chart documentation, gathering vital signs and responding to emergency codes.  Rewarding career allowing constant interaction with younger patients.
  4. 4. A few of the daily duties include:  Starting IV’s  Obtaining vital signs  Collecting urine and stool samples  Administering medications  Maintaining proper medical records  Performing CPR and response to emergency codes  Parent and patient teaching and counseling - must be able to reassure, educate and encourage both the patient and family
  5. 5.  Most colleges offer one of the two main types of degrees: The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN): two-year program usually offered by an accredited technical college or community college. The Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN): four-year degree offered by many college universities.  Then, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to receive license.  Having more specific training such as Pediatric Basic Trauma Life Support may also be required. Pediatric RN’s have special training in child development, cognitive functions and general developmental milestones of a child.
  6. 6.  In general, the medical field has an excellent employment outlook.  The demand for nurses is far greater than the current supply available.  In 2004, nurses accounted for 2.4 million jobs.  The demand for pediatric nursing positions is expected to continue to increase as the focus changes to preventative medical care.
  7. 7.  Varies depending on the area of the county you live in, the type of facility you are employed with and the amount of education and training you have obtained.  On average, a pediatric RN can expect to earn anywhere between $38,000 and $70,000.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2004 the median salary for a Pediatric RN with an ADN was $49,330.  Critical shortages of nurses over the past two decades has led to better working conditions and increased salaries.
  8. 8.  Usually employed in hospital settings, but can also be found in doctor’s offices, urgent care clinics, schools and Home Health agencies.  Those employed in hospitals usually have a choice of shifts. Some choose twelve-hour shifts, some prefer eight hour shifts and some only work weekends.
  9. 9.  Novotny, Jeanne and Doris Lippman, Nicole Sanders and Joyce Fitzpatrick. 101 Careers in Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Company, Inc., 2003.  Pediatric Nursing FAQ. Pediatricnursing.com. May 15, 2009.  http://www.pediatricnursing.com/faq.html.  Pediatric Registered Nurse Career Summary. Diplomaguide.com. May 15, 2009. http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Pediatric_Registered_N urse_Career-_Summary.html  Quan, Kathy. The Everything Guide to Careers in Health Care. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2007.  Vallano, Annette. Your Career In Nursing. New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2006.

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