What does a Paediatric Nurse do?

January 19, 2021 Paediatric Care

What does a Paediatric Nurse do?

Children’s or paediatric nursing a popular choice due to its diverse and interesting range of career options, not to mention that working with children is fun! This is backed up by data. There are currently 52,286 Children's Nurses registered to the NMC.

What does a Paediatric Nurse do?

Paediatric nurses are registered nurses who specialise in caring for patients from birth through adolescence. They must have a deep knowledge of child growth and development as diseases and conditions in children often present and are treated differently than in adults.

Because their patients are so much younger, paediatric nurses often form strong relational ties with them in different ways than they would with adult patients—by playing games with them, being fun, or holding their hand during tough procedures.

Though some paediatric nurses may perform similar duties to what they would perform nursing for adults, they must carry out their duties with extra care and attention. “Paediatric nurses have a greater influence on their patient’s future. From growth and development to health promotion and practices,” says Rasmussen College Nursing Instructor Brooke Cobb.

Paediatric nursing duties

A paediatric registered nurse may perform the following duties:

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patient’s medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyse the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries

Paediatric or Children’s nursing offers diverse career opportunities, great job satisfaction and endless learning possibilities. It can be challenging, but rewarding and is a great career for an enthusiastic and caring team player.

If you are a Registered Paediatric Nurse and looking for new opportunities, submit your CV here.

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