Over 550 illnesses....Are these to be learned?

  1. Are all of these descriptions of over 550 childhood illnesses nessacary to learn or do we actually have to learn all of this while in peds nursing school? If so I look like to know to get ahead start and start trying to read and study about these illnesses b4 I enter nursing school!



    AARSKOG SYNDROME
    AASE SYNDROME
    ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA
    ACATALASEMIA
    ACETAMINOPHEN OVERDOSE
    ACHONDROPLASIA
    ACID/ALKALI INGESTION
    ACNE VULGARIS
    ACUTE CEREBELLAR ATAXIA
    ACUTE INFECTIOUS LARYNGITIS
    ACUTE INTERMITTENT PORPHYRIA
    ACUTE SPASMODIC LARYNGITIS
    ACUTE TRACHEOBRONCHITIS
    ACUTE UVULITIS
    ADENOIDS
    ADENOVIRUS ENTERITIS
    ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY
    AEROMONAS ENTERITIS
    AGENESIS OF THE CORPUS CALLOSUM
    AGENESIS OF THE CEREBELLAR VERMIS
    AICARDI SYNDROME
    ALAGILLE SYNDROME
    ALEXANDER'S DISEASE
    ALLERGIC DISEASE
    ALPORT SYNDROME
    ANEMIA - IRON DEFICIENCY
    ANEMIA - SIDEROBLASTIC
    ANEMIA OF CHRONIC DISEASE
    ANENCEPHALY
    ANGELMAN SYNDROME
    ANTERIOR UVEITIS
    APERT SYNDROME
    APLASTIC ANEMIA
    APLASTIC CRISIS
    ARGININEMIA
    ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA
    ASPHYXIATING THORACIC DYSTROPHY
    ASTHMA - ACUTE
    ASTHMA - ALLERGIC
    ASTHMA - CHRONIC
    ASTHMA - EXERCISE-INDUCED
    ASTROVIRUS ENTERITIS
    ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA
    ATAXIC DISORDERS
    ATOPIC DERMATITIS (ECZEMA)
    ATRANSFERRINEMIA
    ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT
    ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
    AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA-I
    AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA-II
    BACTERIAL MENINGITIS
    BACTERIAL TRACHEITIS
    BARAKAT'S SYNDROME
    BECKER DISEASE (MYOTONIA CONGENITA)
    BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
    BECKWITH-WIEDEMANN SYNDROME
    BELL'S PALSY
    BENIGN CONGENITAL HYPOTONIA
    BENIGN FAMILIAL HEMATURIA
    BENIGN FAMILIAL NEONATAL SEIZURES
    BENIGN FRUCTOSURIA
    BENIGN HEREDITARY CHOREA
    BENIGN PAROXYSMAL VERTIGO
    BENIGN PARTIAL EPILEPSY WITH CENTROTEMPORAL SPIKES (BPEC)
    BENIGN RECURRENT INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS
    BENIGN TRANSIENT PROTEINURIA
    BERNARD-SOULIER SYNDROME
    BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS ENTERITIS
    BLOCKED TEAR DUCT (DACRYOSTENOSIS)
    BLOOM SYNDROME
    BRAIN STEM GLIOMA
    BRONCHIOLITIS - ACUTE
    BRONCHIOLITIS OBLITERANS
    BRONCHOGENIC CYSTS
    BRUTON DISEASE
    BYLER DISEASE
    CAFFEY DISEASE
    CALICIVIRUS ENTERITIS
    CAMPYLOBACTER ENTEROCOLITIS
    CANAVAN'S DISEASE
    CARBAMOYL PHOSPHATE SYNTHETASE (CPS) DEFICIENCY
    CARDIO-FACIAL-CUTANEOUS (CFC) SYNDROME
    CARTILAGE-HAIR HYPOPLASIA
    CAT SCRATCH DISEASE
    CELIAC DISEASE
    CENTRAL CORE DISEASE
    CENTRAL PONTINE MYELINOLYSIS
    CENTRONUCLEAR MYOPATHY
    CEREBELLAR ASTROCYTOMA
    CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
    CHEDIAK-HIGASHI SYNDROME
    CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY
    CHLAMYDIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS
    CHOLEDOCHAL CYST
    CHOLESTASIS - LYMPHEDEMA
    CHONDROECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA
    CHONDROMALACIA PATELLAE
    CHOREIC DISORDERS
    CHOTZEN SYNDROME
    CHRONIC BRONCHITIS
    CHRONIC COUGH
    CHRONIC GRANULOMATOUS DISEASE - X-LINKED
    CHRONIC MOTOR OR VOCAL TIC DISORDER
    CHRONIC MUCOCUTANEOUS CANDIDIASIS
    CHRONIC PERSISTENT DIARRHEA
    CITRULLINEMIA
    CLEIDOCRANIAL DYSOSTOSIS
    CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS ENTERITIS
    CNS TUMORS
    COARCTATION OF THE AORTA
    COCKAYNE SYNDROME
    COHEN SYNDROME
    COLIC
    COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY (CVID)
    COMPLEX PARTIAL SEIZURE (CPS)
    CONGENITAL PARVOVIRUS B19
    CONGENITAL BRONCHOBILIARY FISTULA
    CONGENITAL CMV
    CONGENITAL DYSERYTHROPOIETIC ANEMIA
    CONGENITAL HSV
    CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM
    CONGENITAL LOBAR EMPHYSEMA
    CONGENITAL MESOBLASTIC NEPRHOMA
    CONGENITAL MUSCLE FIBRE-TYPE DISPROPORTION
    CONGENITAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
    CONGENITAL PULMONARY LYMPHANGECTASIA
    CONGENITAL RUBELLA
    CONGENITAL TOXOPLASMOSIS
    CONGENITAL VARICELLA
    CONSTIPATION
    CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME
    COWDEN'S SYNDROME
    CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS
    CRI DU CHAT SYNDROME
    CRIGLER-NAJJAR SYNDROME - I
    CROHN'S DISEASE
    CROUP
    CROUZON SYNDROME
    CRYPTORCHIDISM
    CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ENTERITIS
    CYCLIC NEUTROPENIA
    CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
    CYSTIC ADENOMATOID MALFORMATION
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS
    CYSTIC HYGROMA
    CYSTINOSIS
    CYSTINURIA
    DANDY-WALKER MALFORMATION
    DEJERINE-SOTTAS DISEASE
    DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIA OF THE HIP
    DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS (DKA)
    DIAMOND-BLACKFAN SYNDROME
    DIAPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA
    DIARRHEA - ACUTE
    DIENCEPHALIC SYNDROME
    DIENTOMEBA FRAGILIS ENTERITIS
    DIETARY PROTEIN INTOLERANCE
    DIGEORGE ANOMALY
    DISTAL RENAL TUBULAR ACIDOSIS
    DOPA-RESPONSIVE DYSTONIA
    DOWN SYNDROME
    DUBIN-JOHNSON SYNDROME
    DUBOWITZ SYNDROME
    DYGGVE-MELCHIOR-CLAUSEN SYNDROME
    DYSKERATOSIS CONGENITA SYNDROME
    DYSTONIC DISORDERS
    ECTOPIA LENTIS
    EMERY-DREIFUSS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
    ENCEPHALOCELE
    ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA ENTERITIS
    ENTEROADHERENT COLITIS
    ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC COLITIS
    ENTEROINVASIVE COLITIS
    ENTEROPATHIC ARTHRITIS
    ENTEROPATHOGENIC ENTERITIS
    ENTEROTOXIGENIC COLITIS
    ENURESIS
    EOSINOPHILIC GASTROENTERITIS
    EPENDYMOMAS
    EPIGLOTTITIS
    ERYTHEMA MUTIFORME MINOR
    ERYTHEMA NODOSUM
    ERYTHEMA TOXICUM NEONATORUM
    ESSENTIAL TREMOR
    EVENTRATION OF THE DIAPHRAGM
    FABRY DISEASE
    FACTOR XII DEFICIENCY
    FAMILIAL HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA
    FAMILIAL PAROXYSMAL CHOREOATHETOSIS
    FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI
    FANCONI ANEMIA
    FANCONI SYNDROME - RENAL
    FARBER DISEASE
    FEBRILE SEIZURES
    FELTY'S SYNDROME
    FEMORAL ANTEVERSION
    FIFTH DISEASE
    FLAT FEET (FLEXIBLE)
    FLOPPY INFANT
    FORBES DISEASE - GLYCOGENOSIS III
    FRAGILE X SYNDROME
    FRIEDREICH ATAXIA
    FRUCTOSE-1,6-DIPHOSPHATASE DEFICIENCY
    FUCOSIDOSIS
    GALACTOSEMIA-I
    GALACTOSEMIA-II
    GALACTOSEMIA-III
    GALACTOSIALIDOSIS
    GARDNER'S SYNDROME
    GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
    GASTROINTESTINAL POLYPOSIS
    GASTROSCHISIS
    GAUCHER'S DISEASE
    GERM CELL TUMORS
    GIARDIA LAMBLIA ENTERITIS
    GILBERT SYNDROME
    GLUTARIC ACIDEMIA I
    GM1 GANGLIOSIDOSES
    GOLDENHAR SYNDROME
    GONOCCOCAL CONJUNCTIVITIS
    GOODPASTURE'S DISEASE
    GRANULOMA ANNULARE
    GRAVES' DISEASE
    GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY
    GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME
    HALLERVORDEN-SPATZ DISEASE
    HAND-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
    HARDING ATAXIA
    HARTNUP DISEASE
    HAWKINSINURIA
    HEAD LICE
    HEADACHE - RECURRENT
    HEARING LOSS
    HEMATURIA
    HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME
    HUS COLITIS
    HEMOPHILIA A
    HEMOPHILIA B (CHRISTMAS DISEASE)
    HEMOPHILIA C
    HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE OF THE NEWBORN
    HENOCH-SCHOENLEIN PURPURA
    HSP COLITIS
    HEPATITIS A
    HEPATITIS B
    HEPATITIS C
    HEPATITIS D
    HEPATITIS E
    HEPATOBLASTOMA
    HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
    HEPATOMEGALY
    HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA
    HEREDITARY FRUCTOSE INTOLERANCE
    HERS DISEASE - GLYCOGENOSIS VI
    HIDROTIC ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA
    HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE
    HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
    HOLOPROSENCEPHALY
    HOMOCYSTINURIA-I
    HUNTER SYNDROME
    HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE (WESTPHAL VARIANT)
    HURLER SYNDROME
    HYDROCARBON TOXICITY
    HYDROCELE
    HYPERAMMONEMIA
    HYPERTENSION - MALIGNANT
    HYPERTENSION - CHRONIC SUSTAINED
    HYPERTHYROIDISM
    HYPERVITAMINOSIS A
    HYPERVITAMINOSIS D
    HYPOCHONDROPLASIA
    HYPOGLYCEMIA
    HYPOHIDROTIC (ANHIDROTIC) ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA
    HYPOTHALAMIC HAMARTOMAS
    IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA PURPURA (ITP)
    IDIOPATHIC TORSION DYSTONIA
    IgA NEPHROPATHY (BERGER NEPHROPATHY)
    IMMUNOPROLIFERATIVE SMALL INTESTINAL DISEASE
    INCONTINENTIA PIGMENTI
    INFANTILE SPASMS (WEST SYNDROME)
    INNOCENT HEART MURMURS
    INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA
    IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
    ISOLATED JUVENILE POLYPS
    ISOVALERIC ACIDEMIA
    JAUNDICE - NEONATAL
    JOB SYNDROME
    JUVENILE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
    JUVENILE DERMATOMYOSTITIS
    JUVENILE LARYNGEAL PAPILLOMATOSIS
    JUVENILE POLYPOSIS COLI
    JUVENILE POLYPOSIS OF INFANCY
    JUVENILE RETINOSCHISIS
    KALLMANN SYNDROME
    KAWASAKI'S SYNDROME
    KENNEDY'S DISEASE
    KING SYNDROME
    KLIPPEL-TRENAUNAY-WEBER SYNDROME
    KLUMPKE PARALYSIS
    KOSTMANN AGRANULOCYTOSIS
    KUGELBERG-WELANDER DISEASE
    LABIAL FUSION
    LAFORA-BODY DISEASE
    LARYNGEAL FOREIGN BODY
    LARYNGEAL HEMANGIOMA
    LARYNGEAL WEB
    LARYNGOCELE
    LARYNGOMALACIA
    LARYNGOTRACHEOESOPHAGEAL CLEFT
    LAURENCE-MOON SYNDROME
    LCAD DEFICIENCY
    LEGG-CALVE-PERTHES DISEASE
    LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME
    LESCH-NYHAN SYNDROME
    LIMP
    LINEAR NEVUS SYNDROME
    LISSENCEPHALY
    LISTERIOSIS MENINGITIS
    LOCALIZED SCLERODERMA
    LOWE (OCULO-CEREBRO-RENAL) SYNDROME
    LUCEY-DRISCOLL SYNDROME
    LYME DISEASE
    MACHADO-JOSEPH DISEASE
    MACROGYRIA
    MALABSORPTIVE DISORDERS
    MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA
    MALROTATION
    MAPLE SYRUP URINE DISEASE (MSUD)
    MAROTEAUX-LAMY SYNDROME
    MAY-HEGGLIN ANOMALY
    MCAD DEFICIENCY
    MCARDLE DISEASE - GLYCOGENOSIS V
    McCUNE-ALBRIGHT SYNDROME
    MECKEL-GRUBER SYNDROME
    MEDIAL TIBIAL TORSION
    MEDULLARY CYSTIC KIDNEY
    MEDULLOBLASTOMA
    MENINGOCELE
    MENINGOCOCCEMIA
    MENKES (KINKY HAIR) DISEASE
    METABOLIC ACIDOSIS
    METACHROMATIC LEUKODYSTROPHY
    METATARSUS ADDUCTUS
    METATARSUS VARUS
    METATROPIC DYSPLASIA
    MICROCEPHALY
    MICROGYRIA
    MIGRAINE
    MIGRAINE VARIANT - THE RUSHES
    MILLER-FISHER SYNDROME
    MOEBIUS SYNDROME
    MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
    MONONUCLEOSIS
    MORQUIO SYNDROME
    MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS
    MULTIPLE EPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA
    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
    MYELOMENINGOCELE
    MYELOPEROXIDASE DEFICIENCY
    MYELOSCHISIS
    MYOCLONUS EPILEPSY AND RAGGED-RED FIBRES (MERRF)
    MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY
    MYOTUBULAR MYOPATHY - X-LINKED
    NAIL-PATELLA SYNDROME
    NASAL POLYPS
    NEMALINE ROD MYOPATHY
    NEONATAL GRAVES' DISEASE
    NEONATAL HEPATITIS
    NEONATAL SEIZURES
    NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS
    NEPHROTIC SYNDROME - IDIOPATHIC
    NEPHROTIC SYNDROME - CONGENITAL
    NEUROBLASTOMA
    NEUROFIBROMATOSIS (TYPE 1)
    NEURONAL CEROID-LIPOFUSCINOSES
    NEURONAL MIGRATION DISORDERS
    NIGHT TERRORS
    NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
    NON-KETOTIC HYPERGLYCINEMIA
    NOONAN SYNDROME
    NORRIE DISEASE
    NORWALK ENTERITIS
    NSP OF INTERLOBULAR BILE DUCTS
    OCCIPITAL HORN SYNDROME
    OMENN DISEASE
    OMPHALOCELE
    ORNITHINE TRANSCARBAMYLASE (OTC) DEFICIENCY
    OROTIC ACIDURIA
    ORTHOSTATIC PROTEINURIA
    OSGOOD-SCHLATTER DISEASE
    OSTEOCHONDRITIS DISSECANS
    OSTEOCHONDROMA
    OSTEOID OSTEOMA
    OSTEOSARCOMA
    OTITIS MEDIA
    PALLISTER-KILLIAN MOSAIC SYNDROME
    PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA
    PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS
    PELIZAEUS-MERZBACHER DISEASE
    PENDRED SYNDROME
    PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
    PERITONSILLAR ABSCESS
    PERSISTENT ASYMPTOMATIC PROTEINURIA
    PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH)
    PEUTZ-JEGHERS SYNDROME
    PFEIFFER SYNDROME
    PIERRE ROBIN SYNDROME
    PINWORM
    PITYRIASIS (TINEA) VERSICOLOR
    PITYRIASIS ROSEA
    PITYRIASIS RUBRA PILARIS
    PNEUMONIA - BACTERIAL
    PNEUMONIA - GROUP A STREPTOCOCCAL
    PNEUMONIA - HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE
    PNEUMONIA - PNEUMOCOCCAL
    PNEUMONIA - STAPHYLOCOCCAL
    PNEUMOTHORAX
    PNEUMOTHORAX - NEONATAL
    POLAND SYNDROME
    POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE - INFANTILE FORM
    PORENCEPHALY
    POSTSTREPTOCOCCAL GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
    PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME
    PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY - CEREBRAL
    PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY - CONSTITUTIONAL
    PRIMARY CILIARY DYSKINESIS
    PROGRESSIVE MYOCLONUS EPILEPSIES
    PROGRESSIVE RUBELLA PANENCEPHALITIS (PRP)
    PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
    PROPIONIC ACIDEMIA
    PROTEINURIA
    PRUNE BELLY SYNDROME
    PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS COLITIS
    PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI
    PSORIASIS
    PSORIATIC SPONDYLOARTHRITIS
    PULMONARY SEQUESTRATION
    PYRIDOXINE DEFICIENCY
    PYROGLUTAMIC ACIDEMIA
    PYRUVATE DECARBOXYLASE DEFICIENCY
    RASMUSSEN'S ENCEPHALITIS
    RECURRENT ABDOMINAL PAIN
    REFSUM DISEASE
    REITER'S DISEASE
    RETT SYNDROME
    RHABDOMYOSARCOMA
    RHINITIS - ALLERGIC
    RHINITIS - VASOMOTOR
    RILEY-DAY SYNDROME
    ROTAVIRUS ENTERITIS
    ROTOR SYNDROME
    RUBINSTEIN-TAYBI SYNDROME
    SALICYLATE OVERDOSE
    SANDHOFF DISEASE
    SANFILIPPO A SYNDROME
    SARCOSINEMIA
    SCABIES
    SCAD DEFICIENCY
    SCHEIE SYNDROME
    SCHINDLER DISEASE
    SCHIZENCEPHALY
    SELECTIVE IgA DEFICIENCY
    SELECTIVE IgM DEFICIENCY
    SEPTIC ARTHRITIS
    SERONEGATIVE SPONDYLOARTHROPATHIES
    SEVER'S DISEASE
    SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISEASE
    SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISEASE (SCID)- IL-2
    SHIGELLOSIS COLITIS
    SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME
    SHORT RIB-POLYDACTYLY SYNDROME
    SHORT STATURE
    SHWACHMAN-DIAMOND SYNDROME
    SIALIDOSIS
    SIMPLE PARTIAL SEIZURES (SPS)
    SINUSITIS
    SLEEPWALKING
    SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS
    SLY SYNDROME
    SMITH-LEMLI-OPITZ SYNDROME
    SOTOS SYNDROME
    SPECIFIC GRANULE DEFICIENCY
    SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA
    SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY - INTERMEDIATE FORM
    SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA - TYPE 1
    SPONDYLOEPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA CONGENITA
    SPRENGEL'S DEFORMITY
    STAGNANT LOOP SYNDROME
    STATUS EPILEPTICUS
    STRABISMUS
    STURGE-WEBER SYNDROME
    STYE (HORDEOLUM)
    SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS
    SUBGLOTTIC STENOSIS
    SULFITE OXIDASE DEFICIENCY
    SYDENHAM'S CHOREA
    SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHROMATOSUS
    TAR SYNDROME
    TARUI DISEASE - GLYCOGENOSIS VII
    TAY SACHS DISEASE
    TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM
    TEMPER TANTRUMS
    TETRALOGY OF FALLOT
    THALASSEMIA - BETA
    THANATOPHORIC DYSPLASIA
    THIN GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE DISEASE
    THOMSEN'S DISEASE (MYOTONIA CONGENITA)
    THYROIDITIS
    TIC DISORDERS
    TODDLER DIARRHEA
    TOURETTE SYNDROME
    TOWNES-BROCKS SYNDROME
    TRACHEAL AMYLOIDOSIS
    TRACHEOMALACIA
    TRANSIENT ERYTHROBLASTOPENIA OF CHILDHOOD
    TRANSIENT HYPERAMMONEMIA OF THE NEWBORN (THAN)
    TRANSIENT HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA OF INFANCY
    TRANSIENT SYNOVITIS
    TRANSIENT TIC DISORDER
    TRANSIENT TYROSINEMIA OF THE NEWBORN
    TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES
    TREACHER COLLINS SYNDROME
    TRIMETHYLAMINURIA
    TRISOMY 13 SYNDROME
    TRISOMY 18 SYNDROME
    TROPICAL SPRUE
    TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS
    TURCOT'S SYNDROME
    TURNER SYNDROME
    TYROSINEMIA-I
    TYROSINEMIA-II
    ULCERATIVE COLITIS
    UMBILICAL HERNIA
    UNVERRICHT-LUNDBORG DISEASE
    URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
    URTICARIA (HIVES)
    VACTERL ASSOCIATION
    VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT
    VIBRIO CHOLERAE
    VISCERAL LARVA MIGRANS
    VON GIERKE DISEASE - GLYCOGENOSIS Ia
    VON HIPPEL-LINDAU DISEASE
    VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE - TYPE 1
    WAARDENBURG SYNDROMES
    WEAVER SYNDROME
    WERDNIG-HOFFMANN DISEASE
    WHIPPLES DISEASE
    WILLIAMS SYNDROME
    WILMS' TUMOR
    WILSON'S DISEASE
    WISKOTT-ALDRICH SYNDROME
    WOLF SYNDROME
    WOLMAN DISEASE
    XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM
    XXX SYNDROME
    XXXX SYNDROME
    XXXXX SYNDROME
    YERSINIA ENTEROCOLITICA
    ZELLWEGER'S SYNDROME
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   bergren
    No, you will not have to know all 550 diseases. You will have to demonstrate critical, prudent, reasonable thing, a foundation of knowledge, and the ability to seek information needed to practice.

    Do well in the subjects you are taking now, anddo well in each course as it comes. You eat an elephant one bite at a time.
  4. by   Cs Jinx
    Good gaaaa...... Im so delighted now, knowing all doesnt have to be learned!
  5. by   WalMart_ADN
    nope, just know where to look it up shoudl you need to know it.
  6. by   passing thru
    Ditto. You simply need to know which resource to use...where to go to find the information you need, whether it is a disease, a medication , a lab, ;etc.

    I like that elephant rule.......how appropriate for student nurses.
  7. by   TMS2121
    Hi,

    I'm a nursing student going into my senior year, but right now I'm off for the remainder of the summer, but working on Med/Surge Unit at a major hospital. I've noticed that when the RN's or LPN's are caring for a patient who has a disease that is rare or that they haven't learned yet they look it up online on the hospitals medical reference pages or go to www.CDC.com. It would be too difficult to learn every single disease there is known to man. I recommend learning about the most common ones and then reference the ones you happen to come across and are unsure about. Hope that helps!!!!!
  8. by   Momof2Bys2Grls
    That is great to know because I'm undecided about OBNursing or Peds!!! That was way to many illnesses.
  9. by   curiouscocoa
    I am amazed you typed all those diagnosises down. You are a great nurse.
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I suspect this list was actually a cut-and-paste from Pedlynx. http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/1402/Info.html
  11. by   PICNICRN
    I've been doing this a long time and never heard of HALF of these! You must have cut and pasted! DYSERYTHROPOIETIC ANEMIA?? Come on!
    NO you do not have to "know all of the pediatric illness"- just the ones your kid has! Every day is a learing experience!
  12. by   scribblerpnp
    Come on, only 550? Surely there are more diseases than that once you bring in all the freaky genetic mutations.

    And NO. I don't know what some of those things are, and I'm a Peds nurse practitioner (and a pediatric nursing instructor)
  13. by   Moss1222
    The best way for me to learn is when I have something to 'hang' my knowledge on.
    And what I did that really helped me was to look everything up that I came into contact
    with. I worked summers and vacations at a children's hospital when I was in nursing school
    and used to read charts during free time. I would study my patients' conditions and if something
    rare came along, I always tried to learn about it. After I became an RN, I still had a ton of learning
    to do, but this was the best way for me, as I was able to remember real people and that helped me
    to remember diseases and conditions. If you don't have much exposure to real children, as I did, read online articles, even on this website and look up and learn about things you don't know.
    As a previous poster said, 'one bite at a time'. Over time, you will learn so very much. And its fun!

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