Paediatric Nursing

The Paediatric nursing specialist training programme uses a cross-cutting approach to competencies related to communication, care and resource management, teaching and research, and a targeted approach to advanced surgery competencies in the different areas of paediatric practice.

Paediatric nursing specialists provide independent nursing care to babies, children and adolescents at all levels, as well as dealing with disease prevention and rehabilitation. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team and in collaboration with specialist nursing staff from other areas.

Why Vall d’Hebron?

  • Because we are a reference hospital, both in Catalonia and at the national and international levels, with 200 highly specialised paediatric beds and a large team of paediatric nurses who will accompany you throughout your training programme.
  • Because we have the capacity to provide specialised care for paediatric patients requiring all kinds of complex surgical interventions (cardiac, neurosurgery, solid organ transplantation, foetal interventions, etc.).
  • Because you will be able to do rotations in specialised paediatric units such as EMS, Palliative Care, Primary Care, Burns Unit, Dialysis, Oncohaematology, Haematopoietic Progenitor Transplantation, Complex Chronic Patient Care Units of multiple specialities, etc.
  • Because we have a large Neonatal Unit accredited in the NIDCAP model of care as well as a highly specialised Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, and because we are a centre accredited for our commitment to excellence in healthcare.
  • Because you will be able to develop your skills in an immersion course at the start of your residency and in various specific paediatric care courses throughout the programme.
  • Because you will have access to tutors with a high degree of training and involvement who will accompany you throughout your learning process and ensure that you receive the best possible training and have the opportunity to research and participate in innovative projects.

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