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Also known as advanced practice registered nurses, a pediatric nurse practitioner is a professional who specializes in providing health care services to children from their birth till they become young adults. They focus on preventive health, primary care, growth and development, etc. To become a pediatric nurse practitioner, candidates have to earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree. They are then required to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. Once they clear the exam, they have to gain 1-3 years of relevant clinical experience. These aspiring pediatric nurse practitioners are then required to attend an accredited nurse practitioner program which offers a specialization in pediatric nursing. This can either be a master’s or a doctoral program. Once they have their degree, they can then take the certification exam which is offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

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