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Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Pediatric Endocrinology Nurses help kids with endocrine diseases. These nurses treat infants to teens with delayed growth and development, and diseases like diabetes, hypoglycemia, and endocrine gland disorders including adrenal, thyroid and pituitary problems. As a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse, you’ll work closely with pediatricians to help develop your patients’ treatment plan and care. Since one of the most common diseases in pediatric endocrinology is juvenile diabetes, you’ll play an important role in teaching children and their parents about the effects of diabetes, and help them make healthy lifestyle choices.

Things You'll Do:

  • Conduct tests to monitor patient progress
  • Anticipate new health problems
  • Take blood pressure and draw blood samples
  • Help patients, and their parents, manage their diseases
  • Teach families about healthy lifestyle choices

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Patient-facing
  • Research-oriented

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Take elective courses in endocrinology and pediatrics during school.
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
    More about becoming an RN ›
  • Get significant experience in pediatric nursing, diabetes education, endocrinology and internal medicine. Since there’s no nationally recognized certification in pediatric endocrinology nursing, you can increase your expertise in this area through continuing education courses.
  • Become a
    Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Private practices
    • Children's healthcare facilities

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • As a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse, you can work as a clinic nurse, an endocrinology testing nurse, a diabetes management nurse, a patient care coordinator or a diabetes educator nurses.

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