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pediatric clinicals

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aname aname (New) New

I was recently advised that in order to get a position in a children's hospital, you really need to have a good pediatric clinical in school. As in, a clinical on a floor or hospital specifically for children and not mixed with the labor and delivery clinical. How true this is? Where are the pediatric clinicals for Texas State nursing school and other Austin area schools, and are they mixed with labor and delivery?

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

You'll probably need to contact that school for information since clinical rotations are re-negotiated each year. Many hospitals are having to make some 'hard choices' in their academic partnerships because they over the limit with requests from schools. In my neck of the woods, the top-notch specialty clinical sites are pretty much locked down by traditional BSN programs in the area.