Nursery Nurse Career


Career Description:

Taking care of babies and children up to seven year of age is indeed a very tough and challenging career. Handling patients, especially babies, who cannot tell you what they really feel requires one to be skilled enough to assess a situation. This job of providing care and safety for children is done by a nursery nurse.  The nursery nurse partners with parents with regards to the child’s development by observing and creating reports.  It the nursery nurse’s job to also provide a physically and mentally stimulating environment for the children.  One has the task of planning activities, reading stories and doing artwork.  The nursery nurse takes care of bathing, feeding and changing.  This career involves lots of patience, compassion and love.

How to become a Nursery Nurse

To qualify as a nursery nurse, one may take the path of becoming a LPN first by undergoing a nursing program.  After gaining several years of experience, one may then be considered as a nursery nurse.  On the other hand, one can take a quicker path by becoming a registered nurse.  Earn an associate or bachelors degree in nursing.  Seek employment in a pediatric or maternal unit to gain skills required of a nursery nurse.  One must seek certification and a license required for the position.  Advancement in this type of career requires one to gain experience and pursue higher education.  Earning a masters degree in nursing (MSN) gives one an opportunity to handle supervisory, management, or specialized positions.

Nursery Nurse Courses, training, programs

Nursing degree programs covers anatomy, physiology, microbiology, math and other nursing sciences. One becomes ready to become a nursery nurse through courses that involves childcare or pediatric nursing.

TOP 5 colleges/Universities

Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

University of Washington, Washington

University of California-San Francisco, California

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nursery Nurse Jobs, opportunities, salaries/pay

A nursery nurse can find employment in various private or public nurseries, hospitals, schools or children’s centers. One can also find employment as a nanny. The average annual salary of a nursery nurse is $55,000.

Category: Nursing Careers

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  1. Nursery Jobs says:

    Taking care of babies and children up to seven year of age is indeed a very tough and challenging career. Handling patients, especially babies, who cannot tell you what they really feel requires one to be skilled enough to assess a situation.
    Yes I totally agree with you, it’s really not easy to be able to handle kids at that age, as you say they can’t tell you what they think, so allot of it goes down to 6th sense and you’re ability to understand what they want, but on the other hand it can be really really rewarding to work with little kids.

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