Becoming a pediatric nurse is both challenging and rewarding. And once you become one, the strife and benefits do not change. Unlike other nurses, a pediatric nurse specializes in caring for children. They cater children from infancy to late teen years. They also help their families so that their children will grow healthy and strong.
As a pediatric nurse, you do not only need to have a degree. Here in ATC Healthcare Services, we look for pediatric nurses who have the following:
- Passion for helping children
- Patience for their parents
- Sense of humor
- Quick wit
- Love for teaching
Do you have the characteristics mentioned and needed above? If you have, you can head to ATC Healthcare and have the chances to:
- Help students of all ages
A pediatric nurse does not have to stick and work in healthcare institutions like the hospital. Sometimes, you get the privilege of working with kids in school. That is right. Your school nurse may be a pediatric nurse.
Our school nurse does not just provide band-aids and administer minor first aid treatment. They also look after the well-being of medically complex students. Whether you are working in private or public schools, you will be able to provide students their healthcare needs.
Other than that, you can also be teaching students how to care for themselves. You become their personal health coach. Is it not nice to not only be a nurse but also teach children the importance of proper hygiene, and other preventive measures to keep their well-being healthy?
- Assist children in the emergency room
A pediatric ER nurse is a rewarding opportunity. At the same time, it can also be challenging, fast-paced and even heartbreaking at times. You are given the opportunity to care for the little ones who are suffering from chronic illnesses. You also get to work with abused children, accident victims, and even mentally ill children or adolescents.
You get to work with rapidly changing medical conditions. Every day is an emergency. But you know what the benefit of being an ER pediatric nurse is? You get to feel relieved and happy once your patient outlived their condition.
- Become a pediatric floor nurse
If being an ER pediatric nurse is too much for you, you can become a pediatric floor nurse. You can interact with children as well as their family members. There will be a lot of patient teaching opportunities.
You will be giving rapport with your children patients as well as their family members. Aside from that, you also help your patients improve their well-being and have the privilege of helping them avoid long hospital stays.