Pediatric Nursing Careers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: A day in the life


>>NURSING IS CARING. NURSING IS CHALLENGING. NURSING IS CHALLENGING
THE STATUS QUO.>>NURSING IS BEING EVERYTHING
TO THE PATIENT.>>NURSING IS CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE.>>–BENDING DOWN AT THE LEVEL
OF A CHILD.>>NURSING IS HOLDING A HAND.>>–HELPING A FAMILY WHO’S LOST.>>NURSING IS JOY. NURSING IS SORROW. NURSING IS LOVE. >>NURSING, AS A DISCIPLINE,
IS A BLEND OF ART AND SCIENCE.>>THE EXPERT IS THE NURSE THAT SEES
IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.>>THE MOST EFFECTIVE EDUCATOR
IS THE BEDSIDE NURSE. AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE RESEARCHER
CAN BE THE BEDSIDE NURSE.>>THAT’S THE SCIENCE WHICH IS
OFTEN HIDDEN UNDER THE CARING.>>WHILE THEY’RE BEING KIND
AND GENTLE AT THE BEDSIDE, THERE’S AN INTELLECT THAT IS
GOING FULL SPEED SAYING, “I CAN BE KIND, AND I CAN DO
THIS EVEN BETTER.”>>OUR HOPE FOR NURSING RESEARCH
AT CHOP IS THAT WE CAN REALLY BE THE KEY THAT UNLOCKS NURSING
RESEARCH ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>TO BEGIN TO REALLY EXPLAIN
AND TAKE MORE OF WHAT’S NOW VIEWED AS ART TO THE LEVEL
OF SCIENCE. >>IN OUR WORLD WE CAN’T
FUNCTION IF YOU CAN’T FUNCTION AS A TEAM.>>IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE NURSE
HAS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS BECAUSE OFTEN THEY PICK
UP SUBTLETIES THAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD SEE.>>WHEN SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT,
YOU KNOW IT, AND YOU CAN PUT THAT TOGETHER
AND CONVEY THAT IN A WAY TO THE REST OF THE TEAM THAT CREATES ACTION.>>PATIENTS DO BETTER IF
THERE’S A COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NURSING
AND PHYSICIANS.>>WITH OUR ATTENDING PHYSICIANS, THEY COME TO FIND THAT BEDSIDE
NURSE AND SAY, “HOW DID HE DO OVERNIGHT? TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.” AND YOU SEE THEM MAKING
JUDGMENTS IN THEIR CARE JUST BY FEEDBACK FROM THE NURSE.>>THE FAMILY BECOMES A PARTNER
WITH THE NURSING TEAM.>>THEY’RE THE CENTER OF THAT
TEAM AND WE’RE WORKING TO TRY AND ACCOMPLISH GOALS AND GET
THEIR CHILD BETTER.>>KIDS COME HERE FROM ALL OVER
THE WORLD BECAUSE WE ARE WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT.>>THIS IS WHERE THINGS ARE
HAPPENING AND ADVANCES ARE BEING MADE.>>WE ARE CONTINUOUSLY LEARNING.>>YOU WILL NEVER STOP LEARNING
BECAUSE SCIENCE IS ALWAYS CHANGING.>>WE CLEARLY HAVE TO LOOK AT
MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO EDUCATE NEW NURSES
COMING INTO THE SYSTEM.>>YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL
RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CHILDREN THAT WE TAKE CARE OF TO SHARE
YOUR WORK SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT BENEFIT FROM IT.>>WHEN YOU GO OUT TO A NATIONAL
CONFERENCE, PEOPLE LISTEN TO US. THEY WANT TO HEAR WHAT IT IS
THAT WE HAVE TO SAY.>>I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THERE’S
NOTHING AT CHOP WE’RE NOT WILLING TO SHARE WITH ANYONE
ELSE, BECAUSE WE WANT EVERYONE ELSE TO HAVE THE SAME
OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE GREAT CARE TO CHILDREN. >>WHEN I LOOK BACK ON A CAREER
AT CHOP, I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SAY,
“WE AS A NURSING DEPARTMENT MADE A DIFFERENCE.” NOT ONLY FOR NURSING AT CHOP,
BUT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THAT WE CHANGED THINGS
FOR THE BETTER, AND WE LEFT THE WORLD A BETTER
PLACE AS A RESULT OF WHAT WE DID.

7 thoughts on “Pediatric Nursing Careers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: A day in the life

  1. Great video! This makes me realize how much I miss working with patients in the doctor's office. I am at another crossroads and deciding on what to return to school for R.N. or a Master's degree in Social Work/ Counseling/?………thanks for posting vid.

  2. This video was very touching! I am currently in Nursing School and have been thinking a lot on leaning toward Pediatrics. After viewing this video I really feel as if the Pediatrics department is my calling!

  3. Watching this video has definitely motivated and inspired me even more in the field of nursing. I am passionate about numerous things but children hold a special place in my heart. They are truly our future and I think it is one of the most rewarding fields to specialize in. 

  4. I've been thinking a lot of what I should study lately and I think I have May have found it…I love kids and I want too help them when they get sick.

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