This major is a program that prepares registered nurses (RNs) to provide care for children from infancy through adolescence.
Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting physicians, patient examination and referral, and planning and delivering health maintenance and health education programs.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Major (use the College Search feature and enter "pediatric" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Major?
As a certified Pediatric Nurse your patients will be children, from infants to 18-year-olds. You will need a unique set of capabilities in communication and treatment techniques as you will be working with patients who may not even be able to talk yet requires unique diagnostic insight.
Organizations in Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Pediatric Nurse/Nursing