If you are trained as a pediatric nurse can you work as an adult nurse?

I am thinking about becoming a pediatric nurse. If I did this and there were no pediatric nurse jobs available but there were adult nurse (registered nurse) jobs available, would I be qualified do this job or am I limited to working with children?

Asked By: ♥ Emz ♥ - 3/23/2008
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In US nursing schools, you are trained in a wide variety of areas, including taking care of all patient populations such as geriatric, adult, peds, and newborn. You will have classes and clinical rotations exposing you to all of these... More
Answered By: Jill - 3/23/2008
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Yes but, the patients are heavier
Answered By: mike4400 - 3/23/2008
You may have to take a few certificate type classes. This should not be a big deal. Shawn A Hearn
Answered By: Shawn A Hearn - 3/23/2008
Yes, of course. The dosages and effects on body systems are different based on anatomy. Just make sure you crack open your med-surg and nutrition books and focus on adult management. One of the biggest differences is medication dosages.
Answered By: Dakari's Mom - 3/23/2008
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