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.