Pediatric nurse MY career

The skills you would need for this job would be communication skills to be able to speak clearly and to listen and understand them , being able to handle stress as there will be a lot off it from crying children to a lot of course work, Critical thinking. You would need to be very patient around children and be quite creative , problem solving also good judgement. You need compassion,you need to be sympathetic to a patients needs and be able to deal with people on various states of trauma and tragedy.

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSES at grade c or above possibly in English language or literature and a science subject, plus two a levesls but some university's may want three it all depends on where you go. I will want to go to university before I start looking for jobs I want to have like a side job like in a shop or something but I aim to go to university.

Pediatric Nurses provide care to infants, children and adolescents. After graduating from nursing school (at a college, university, or hospital) with either an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing, they take an exam called the NCLEX to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN).

The amount of hours that a pediatric nurse works depends on where you work and what you do. If you work in a hospital you will have to work an average to 8 or 12 hours five days a week. Shifts are usually from 7am to 7pm, 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm, or 11pm to 7am.

The NHS pay structure, called Agenda for Change, has clearly defined pay bands for nurses. Salaries for newly qualified nurses start at £21,692 (Band 5). As you progress, salaries vary depending on the skills you acquire and the responsibilities of your job.

In either case, it is generally necessary to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing before a nurse can specialize in pediatric care. Most nursing bachelor's programs take either four or five years to complete and allow students to choose elective courses in pediatrics in their final years.

Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Programs. Aspiring pediatric nurses may also complete a 2-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing(BSN). Like nursing diploma programs, these degree programs offer classroom education combined with clinical experience.

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