Pedi clinicals?

  1. Hey everyone,
    I was just wondering how many of you have a specific pedi clinical in your program. We do ours at the local Children's hospital but I know not all areas have access to these types of facilities.
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  3. by   jenrninmi
    Yes, we do. We spent 6 weeks at a children's hospital here. I really enjoyed it and may want to someday work in a pediatric unit some day. In this rotation we also got to experience pediatric ICU and the Neonatal ICU. Good luck with your rotation!!

    It endend up being 80 hours in a general peds hospital, 8 hours in NICU and 8 hours in PICU. Hope this helps you!
    Last edit by JENRN2BMICHIGAN on Jan 19, '05
  4. by   HappyNurse2005
    we do. we spend a day observing in a local pediatric clinic, and then 36 hours in the pediatric unit of a local hospital, which includes a day in the PICU.
  5. by   MistyLou
    4th quarter is pedi clinicals for us. Looking forward to that one.
  6. by   Altra
    We did 8 weeks at a Children's Hospital here, including one day in the NICU. Actually, that was the 2nd time we had a chance to be in a NICU - we visited another NICU during our maternity rotation.

    Good luck to all.
  7. by   FarmgrrlRN
    We also had 8 weeks at a children's hospital...usually half of our group (~4ppl) would rotate to different parts of the hospital (ED, PICU, NICU, hem-onc clinic, rehab) while the rest of us were with our instructor on a med/surg floor, the hem-onc unit, or transitional care. It was a great experience, so cool that I quit my job at an adult hospital and got a job there while I finish up school! I think I may have now found my calling!
    I don't have any kids yet and many ppl don't understand how I can work there but they're sweet and innocent...and most of them do get better. I rotated out to NICU one day and bawled my eyes out when I left that day (my nurse told me her pt (23.5 weeker)was going to die that day and I pretty much watched him deteriorate all morning long...never had a desire to step foot back in there...but anywhere else in the hospital and I had a great time.
  8. by   megamoo1979
    We do. It's supposed to be a five week rotation on a peds unit, but with the MLK holiday this week we only get 4. So I start it on Monday! I'm not looking forward to this one. I just don't feel like I'm all that great with other people's kids!

  9. by   LauraLou
    We did pedi clinicals at a children's hospital. It was really short, only 4 weeks, but I did get to spend a day in the PICU. What an amazing experience!
  10. by   manna
    Ours is very short! 2 weeks of peds clinical this semester, at 24h each week (48h total - semester 2, junior year BSN). Of course, we do a preceptorship senior year, so if any of us are interested in peds we could get some extra time there....