Children are not little adults.
The practice of pediatric nursing is rapidly evolving. Serious infectious
disease has declined and great progress has been made in the care of
seriously ill children, resulting in the shortening of hospital stays. The goal
of the pediatric nurse has expanded to include greater recognition of the
role of the parent in normal child development.
Therefore, it is CNR’s belief that pediatric nursing is not simply adult
nursing on a smaller scale. Pediatric nursing is instead a unique specialty
that requires knowledge, patience and understanding. It is simply not
enough, from our perspective, to provide care for a sick child alone. This is
why we strive to provide care and support to our patients’ entire families,
no matter how many additional hours it requires.