D.C. Nursing Schools

Pediatric nurses are highly trained advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in providing medical care to babies and infants. In order to become a Pediatric Nurse, students will have to first obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This would be followed by passing the NCLEX-RN exam and eventually getting certified as a Pediatric Nurse through the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board. This certification exam certifies that the candidate has mastered important topics in pediatrics, such as illness management, health restoration and health promotion. Once pediatric nurses have received this certification, they can begin looking for jobs in hospitals, clinics or offices of physicians.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in D.C.

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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