By Nicole Moore
Over view/ Working conditions
For working conditions pediatric nurses either work in a doctors office , clinics, hospitals, or even in schools. Most pediatrics that go work at a school often go for the private practice, the community group, or other organizations that have outpatient and preventive health care services for children. Also, including children who have limited access to healthcare. Over all a pediatric nurse is very similar to nursing, but there is more interaction with children and families.
After graduating college it is important to pass the national licensing exam called the NCLEX-RN to practice as a registered nurse. When you've passed the exam and a certified RN, have a job as a RN in a office of a pediatrician or the pediatric department of a hospital. You will also want to take advantage of the "in service" training and opportunities to learn about the health and developmental needs of children. Once your nursing skills have perfected and developed you can now start to specialized training for a certificate in pediatric nursing. I want to be a PNP (pediatric nurse practitioner) which makes diagnoses, prescribe medications, and manage care. In order to become a PNP i would have to take a exam to meet state certification and continue education requirements.