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You know you’re a pediatric nurse when…

You know you’re a pediatric nurse when…

25 funny, and moving, reasons that show you’re meant to be in pediatrics.

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Through the eyes of a patient

Have you ever wondered why certain patients act the way they do around nurses? Why some are pleasant and cooperative and some are disrespectful or difficult to engage?

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Kids say the darndest things…

C’mon, admit it, kids are some of your funniest patients. Some of my best stories come from this group of patients. Tell me your funniest kid story!

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Kids say the darnedest things

Turning a hospital room into his own personal lab, this patient definitely has a HUGE imagination with some to share with the rest of us!

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Halloween in the hospital

The holiday has been commercialized in order to sell exorbitant amounts of candy, masks, and provocative adult costumes. But it can also be fun in the hospital setting.

5 things I’ve learned in my first month as a real nurse!

5 things I’ve learned in my first month as a real nurse!

There’s nothing like your first weeks on the unit, right? Thank God I’ve had a good team at my side and mentors to support me. Here are some gems that may help other new nurses…

A nurse’s top 10 list of “Kid-isms”

A nurse’s top 10 list of “Kid-isms”

Working with children as a pediatric nurse has given me a new appreciation for the old saying, “kids say the darndest things.” As a testament to their great spirit, I have compiled these precious one-liners for others to enjoy.

New books for kids in the hospital

New books for kids in the hospital

Pediatric nurses can rejoice over a new book series just for their patients – “Hospital Critterz.”

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Childhood diseases and ailments quiz

Do you know how to recognize hand, foot and mouth disease? How about impetigo? Brush up on your knowledge of common childhood diseases with this quiz.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas – in pediatrics!

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the wings,
Not a baby was crying because mobiles did sing.
The decorations were hung on the walls with great care,
In hopes that decorating champions would be our title to share.”

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties

Pay shouldn’t be your only consideration when deciding on a specialty, but this list of the highest paying nursing specialties is a good primer on where you’ll find the greatest earning potential.

Nurses bring Halloween to their patients

Nurses bring Halloween to their patients

Child Life specialists organize special events like the trick-or-treat trail during Halloween to offer families ways to celebrate holidays with their children in order to help normalize the hospital environment.

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The second patient, a.k.a. the parent

Imagine the stress of having your child in the hospital. You have the power to be a parent’s saving grace. Here’s are six ways.

Childhood obesity, generation of the belly boomers

Sedentary lifestyles and sugary snacks galore have led to a rampant epidemic spreading like wildfire through today’s population of children- childhood obesity. What can you as a healthcare professional do to help these kids lead more healthy lives?

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Pediatric hospital – a haven for fame

Watching that herd of handsome sports stars moving to and from patient rooms delivering autographs and goodies…it’s pretty awesome. But who are the real heroes in the pediatric hospital?