Nurses who specialize in pediatrics devote their knowledge and skills to caring for children from the early stages through the late teen years and their families. These dedicated nurses usually complete advanced training in pediatrics and collaborate closely with doctors and other health care providers who share their enthusiasm for children’s health. Pediatric nursing is a very special vocation because it provides the opportunity to play a key role in a child’s life when that child needs you most.
Responsibilities of a pediatrics nurse practitioner:
· Performing physical examinations
· Treating illness
· Prescribing medication
· Establishing treatment plans
· Administering vaccinations
· Evaluating signs and symptoms of abuse