Published October 2014 by Jamie Bond
Pediatrics is a vital specialty in healthcare as these patients require specific emotional and physical care to promote a healthy lifestyle as an adult. Pediatric nurses are often rewarded by positive outcomes but are also challenged emotionally while treating some of the sickest children with poor outcome potentials. Because healthcare is constantly expanding, it is vital for all providers to keep current on the treatment trends and options.
The following list of websites includes news/research, journals, blogs, associations, conferences, and certification. These websites are useful for pediatric nurses who are seeking to further their knowledge base and network with their peers. The list includes websites that offer the most up to date healthcare research and news articles that nurses can utilize to build their knowledge base. Nursing journals allow these nurses to expand their awareness and expertise in the field of pediatric nursing while nursing associations specific to pediatrics allow nurses to obtain continuing education credits in their area of expertise while Attending conferences and obtaining specialized certifications promotes nurses to excel in their field and highlights their abilities.
Nurse.com Pediatric News
To read more about becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner, see What Clinical Settings are Available to the Nurse Practitioner.
About the author:
Jamie Bond has been a registered nurse since 2002 and returned to the college scene in 2012 to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for all things nursing, especially the care of the at–risk population. Jamie has first hand experience navigating the complicated, multifaceted field of nursing. A married mother of two school-aged sons, Jamie enjoys spending her spare time cheering on her kids at their various activities.