The Need for Master's Prepared Nurses in Pediatrics

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THE NEED FOR MASTER’S PREPARED NURSES IN PEDIATRICS Presented to: Presented by: Date: THE NEED FOR MASTER’S PREPARED NURSES IN PEDIATRICS Introduction Growth and development is an embraced process in every scope of life, whether biological, social, political, or economical.


Similarly, pediatrics, a nursing field, requires developments in its personnel in order to ensure better services and management of the profession. This paper seeks to discuss the need for Master’s prepared nurses in pediatrics. The paper will explore some of the associated benefits that a nurse is likely to derive from attaining a Master’s program. The need for Master’s prepared nurses in pediatrics Developments in the nursing profession’s environment that has witnessed stringent regulations in monitoring the scope of nursing represent one of the factors that call for the need for Master’s prepared nurses. While nurses were previously certified to practice with basic qualifications such as that of a ‘post registered nurse’, regulating bodies have raised standards and only a nurse with a Master’s degree meets a basic requirement for an “advanced nursing practice” (Schober and Affara, 2006, p. 114). At the same time, there has been increasing debate for raising minimum requirements for nurses that want to remain in advanced practice. This has led to plans for formulating doctorate programs in the profession. This trend, therefore, means that the nursing profession in general and pediatrics as a branch of nursing needs higher qualifications. ...
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