Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric CNA Program Description

 

Adapt your CNA skills for pediatrics in one day

The one-day Children’s Pediatric Program, based on curriculum written by Omaha’s Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, will teach you how to adapt your CNA (certified nursing assistant/certified nursing aide) skills in order to care for children. Additionally, it will prepare you to work within hospital and clinic settings.

Learn what is needed to land a job as a Pediatric CNA

All students who complete the PEDs course will receive an invitation to meet with a Children’s Hospital & Medical Center recruiter.

During this half-hour session, the recruiter will critique your resume so you understand what should be included to get the best results. Additionally, you will learn common interview techniques, such as what to wear, communication skills, how to prepare, and what questions to ask. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Enroll in the PEDs Program now. 

Pediatric CNA Job Duties

Your PEDs CNA job duties will ultimately depend on your workplace and your patients’ needs, but some of the most common job responsibilities you will encounter are:

  • Personal care tasks, such as dressing and bathing
  • Making beds and changing linens
  • Feeding pediatric patients
  • Injury and infection control
  • Administering medications
  • Checking and recording patient vital signs
  • Assisting registered nurses, LPNs (licensed practical nurses), and pediatricians as needed

As previously mentioned, your job responsibilities will vary by your workplace, but these are some of the duties you can typically expect in your PEDs CNA career.

Potential Places of Employment

Continuing education with PEDs CNA training can open so many doors in your career! Many places are seeking certified nurse assistants with pediatric care skills (pediatric nurse assistants) who can pass a background check right at this moment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.” Whether you are seeking full-time or part-time work PEDs CNA certification can earn you a job at the following:

  • Home care agencies
  • Pediatric patient care wings at hospitals
  • Pediatric health clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Children rehabilitation centers
  • And, more

The PEDs CNA job opportunities are endless, and it all starts with PEDs CNA classes at Quality Career Pathways.

The Quality Career Pathways CNA Pediatric (PEDs) Training Program Details: 

Time Commitment

7-hour course

3.5 hours online prior to class

3.5 hours on-site instruction, training and sign-off

Tuition

Paid in Full: $175

At the End of the Course, You Will Be Able To

Demonstrate basic pediatric nursing skills such as checking patients’ vital signs

Define/understand the scope of practice of the nurse aide and their role as part of the health care team

Define/assess the growth and development stages with communication and behavior management strategies for each stage

Identify/report emotional, physical and sexual abuse and neglect

Understand patient rights and mental health needs of minors

Demonstrate effective communication, interaction and de-escalation techniques while providing cares and with family members involved

Requirements To Enroll

Must have an active CNA license or currently attending classes at Quality prior to enrolling in this course

Ability to speak, read, write and understand English

In good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds

A GED or high school diploma is not required for the courses offered at Quality Career Pathways

Attend class at the Quality Career Pathways school in Omaha, NE

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Learn more information about our CNA training program and certified medical assistant program at our course descriptions on our website.