If you care about the well-being of children, then Paediatric nursing is a challenging and rewarding career!
Paediatric nurses are Registered Nursess who care for children of all ages in a variety of healthcare settings. The work can range from surgical, acute and critical care in hospitals, to urgent-care and walk-in clinics, rehabilitation and mental-health facilities, home visitation agencies and paediatricians’ offices.
Paediatric nurses work closely with paediatricians to administer medication and provide routine medical care to children and infants. Some typical duties include inserting catheters, taking a patient's blood pressure and taking blood samples. Paediatric nurses also assist families with the psychological impact of having a child diagnosed with a disease or illness.
The day of a paediatric nurse can be hectic, working with patients that range from newborns to teenagers. No two days are ever the same.
There is the opportunity to continue your career pathway with postgraduate qualifications that can lead to recognition as an Advanced Practice nurse or Nurse Practitioner in Paediatrics.
You can view the latest jobs available for nurses in paediatrics on Global Medical Careers below.