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What do pediatric-focused APRNs do?

PNPs and their fellow pediatric-focused APRNs serve as pediatric health care providers for children of all ages. Many parents choose an APRN as their child’s health care provider knowing they will receive individualized quality health care focused on the long-term well-being of the child and the family. APRNs offer a variety of services including, but not limited to:

  • Manage acute, chronic, and critical pediatric illnesses
  • Provide pediatric health care maintenance, including well child exams
  • Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses, such as allergies, otitis, and acne
  • Screen and manage mental health illnesses in children and adolescents
  • Perform in-depth physical assessments
  • Perform therapeutic procedures in a variety of settings
  • Prescribe medications and medical equipment
  • Order and interpret results of laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns, such as nutrition and obesity
  • Provide behavioral counseling in areas such as school failure, ADHD, and risk-taking behaviors
  • Coordinate pediatric healthcare homes
  • Perform developmental screenings
  • Perform school physicals
  • Provide childhood immunizations