June 29th, 2007 | You're Being (Web) Paged
I’m baffled. I can’t find an old fashioned pediatric nurse blog. I’ve found NICU nurse blogs. But where are the pediatric unit nurses? Perhaps someone needs to direct me on where to look.
I know there are pediatric nurses out there, so this post is for you. It continues in the theme of needing to remain up to date in the latest evidence based practice, with one of the best ways of keeping yourself informed is by joining professional organizations.
The Society of Pediatric Nurses is one of the largest professional organizations for pediatric nurses. They have incorporated clinical practice, research, education, and advocacy into their mission for caring for children and their families. Their professional publication is the Journal of Pediatric Nursing which is included in membership.
I absolutely love the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners acronym: NAPNAP. Oh, the power of suggestion….a nap sounds good. But once you start reading through their website, you’ll find a nap is the last thing you’ll want to do. Their website is loaded with information for NP’s and RN’s alike as well as information for parents. Their publication is the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. The President’s Choice Articles are free online in pdf format.
Journals not affliated with a professional nursing organization include the Pediatric Nursing Journal. They offer a free copy to check them out before committing to a subscription. For some international flair, check out the Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing or the Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.
About Labor Nurse
Labor Nurse writes from New England where she is a Registered Nurse and has worked in obstetrics since 2000. She is also a nurse midwifery student who hopes to survive and graduate in 2008 and writes a popular and irreverent blog at The Life and Times of a Labor Nurse
which has morphed into a Rebirth
. And yes, she is still that cute today!