Pediatric Registered nurse Destiny gaines

Nature of Work

Pediatric Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate child patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor’s degree in nursing, an associate’s degree in nursing, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Employment

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Projections Data

Change, 2014-24; 16% or 439,300

Earnings

$67,490 per year; $32.45 per hour

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