Pediatric Nurse or something similar?

  1. I eventually want to become a pediatric nurse. It has always been what I have wanted to do. I have had trouble, however, getting into nursing programs in my area (as most of them are highly competitive and have waiting lists)

    Does anyone have and suggestions as to what I can do in the meantime that are related to this field? Such as Medical Assistant jobs or something like that where I can complete a program in the meantime? Thanks.
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  3. by   GenieSofia
    Hi Nursing2102,

    I am a pediatric nurse and worked as a PCT (Patient Care Technician) aka CNA while I was completing another degree before nursing school. I would recommend trying to get your CNA license so that you are able to work in a pediatric setting and gain experience. In the meantime, volunteer work can also help you in the meantime. Are you able to relocate to another state to complete nursing school? If that is not an option, a medical assitant program can be beneficial. However, these programs can take a few months. Have you thought about an LPN program instead? Keep us posted!