Newly qualified nurses

Children’s nursing: Caring from the first moments

Children’s nursing offers a wealth of career opportunities. Senior lecturer at De Montfort University Doreen Crawford outlines some of the options available for nurses who want to specialise in this field.
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Children’s nursing offers a wealth of career opportunities. Senior lecturer at De Montfort University Doreen Crawford outlines some of the options available for nurses who want to specialise in this field

Children’s nursing offers many opportunities to grow and develop your career. More or less anything that is available to nurses in the adult, learning disability and mental health fields is also available for children’s nurses, but there is so much more besides. How many nurses on adult wards get to kick off a medicines round with a game of hide-and-seek in a play room, for example?

A great start is so important. I tell my students, as they prepare to qualify, that their learning starts now. It is not as though you will jump straight from the classroom to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and

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