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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Parish Nurse Provide care for patients within your own faith communities , with the same duties and responsibilities as most other nurses . Requires firm understanding of your chosen faith while balancing medicine and religion .
• RN , ASN / ADN or BSN
• Clinics , churches , hospitals
• Varies – see http :// bit . ly / 1lhCZFS
Pediatric Nurse A pediatric nurse specializes in the care of children from infancy through adolescence . Pediatric nurses are very knowledgeable about growth and development as they adapt their interactions and care to the individual child ’ s developmental needs . In addition , they acknowledge the expertise of the family and work collaboratively with them to provide patient and family centered care to the child . Pediatric nurses may further specialize in a variety of practice settings such as primary pediatric or pediatric sub-specialty clinics and inpatient departments , including general medical / surgical and intensive care . Diseases , equipment and treatments for pediatric patients are either different or vary in presentation from those of adults . Nurses working in facilities that care for children receive specialized orientation .
• ASN / ADN or BSN ( preferred )
• Certified Pediatric Nurse
• Minimum of 500 direct care clinical practice hours ; CPN : A minimum of 1,800 hours of pediatric clinical experience completed within the past 24 months as an RN ; RN-BC : Have practiced the equivalent of two years full-time as a registered nurse . Have minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice in the specialty area of pediatric nursing within the last three years .
CPN , RN-BC , CPNP-PC , CPNP-AC , or PPCNP-BC
• Hospitals ( acute care settings ), Ambulatory care centers , Out-patient surgery centers , Medical / physician offices , Military service , Community health settings , Schools , Retail clinics
• Society of Pediatric Nurses ( www . pedsnurses . org ); Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society ( www . pens . org ); and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners ( www . napnap . org )
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