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Neuroscience Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Neuroscience Nurse assists patients with brain and nervous system disorders. Some of their duties include monitoring neurological exams, administering medication, and consulting physicians on patient progress. Neuroscience Nurses work in diverse, challenging and rewarding environments, such as hospitals, health care clinics, brain injury units, and intensive rehabilitation units.

Things You'll Do:

  • Post-operative care
  • Help patients with neurological difficulties
  • Maintain health records

Your job characteristics:

  • Structured
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work for two years as a Registered Nurse, with 4,160 hours in neuroscience.
  • Pass Your
    Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse exam
  • Become a
    Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospital
    • Physician’s office
    • Outpatient care facility

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • 22% more jobs for Registered Nurses from 2008-2018
    • Neuroscience Nurses often help patients who might be confused or restless due to brain trauma.

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