The pediatric track is geared toward new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in pediatric nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional. It provides new nurses with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in adult medicine. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first seven weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical rotations that allow you to experience a full range of pediatric nursing.
The patient populations you may experience in rotations may include:
• Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
• Pediatric Surgery and Trauma
• Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
• Pediatric Cardiology
• Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring
• Pediatric Emergency Department
• Neonatal Intensive Care
• Pediatric Intensive Care
• Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Clinical experiences in each of the pediatric units are designed to give the new graduate exposure to the patient demographics, the unit environments, and the healthcare professional teams in each area.
After the seven-week rotational phase, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the Pediatrics clinical area. These placements are determined by a process involving the residents, preceptors, and unit management. In the next phase, residents experience a focused orientation in their clinical area, and they will continue working with unit-based preceptors.
Support is a key element in strengthening self-assurance. Throughout the residents' first year of practice, they are required to attend classes every six weeks which focus on pertinent issues. The classes cover everything from palliative care to "Spanish for Healthcare" to difficult conversations.
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