Paediatric nursing encompasses the care of well, ill, disabled and handicapped infants, children and adolescents.
As a paediatric nurse (or child's nurse) you will play a key role in assessing the nursing needs of the child, taking into account their medical, social, cultural and family circumstances.
Being able to communicate appropriately is vital for this role and you will need to show empathy and sensitivity when speaking with the children and their parents or carers. If you are working with young children, you will also need to interpret their behaviour and reactions to assess them fully, as they won't be able to explain how they're feeling.
You can deliver care in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, homes and in the community and will be part of a team made up of doctors, healthcare assistants, play staff, psychologists and social workers.
This Kenya Registered Paediatric Nurse (KRPaedN) programme places emphasis on the knowledge and understanding of the neonate infant child, and adolescent within the context of family and community.
Kenya Registered Paediatric Nurse (KRPaedN) is a one year program and the graduands will work in partnership with parents multidisciplinary multisectoral team members in the hospital, home and in the community with a major goal of maintaining optimum health.
The Kenya Registered Paediatric Nurse (KRPaedN) curriculum has been developed in theoretical unit and clinical placements based on the concept that the child is a whole person and a member of the family and community.
This Kenya Registered Paediatric Nurse (KRPaedN) programme places emphasis on the knowledge and understanding of the neonate infant child, and adolescent within the context of family and community. Upon graduation, the paediatric nurse will be able to: