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What is it like being a pediatric nurse?

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Krystle’s Answer

I’ve worked as a pediatric physical therapist in acute and out-patient settings very closely with nurses…from a related field working medically with children can be very rewarding but also very stressful. You are meeting great families on their worst day but also helping struggling families find a better one. I love working with kids and their families and feel especially blessed when aiding an innocent minor in a challenging situation. I’ve encountered many fabulous, passionate and skilled nurses in this field, but feel it takes a special person to be fully present day in and day out with this population while still being able to interact professionally and effectively with other involved adults. Sick kids aren’t for everyone, but those who can preserve can also help themselves and their patients/patient families thrive.
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Angela’s Answer

It is very rewarding. As a pediatric nurse you care for both the child and parents. Having a sick child is a very vulnerable time for a family. You must be kind, caring, patient, and empathetic. Children are very forgiving. You will do things that hurt them like placing IV's but you have to remember that their temporary pain is for a greater cause. You have the ability to give love to children that may not receive it often. Being a pediatric nurse was one of my greatest accomplishments.
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