What a Neuroscience Nurse Does
Neuroscience nurses and neurosurgical nurses assist patients with brain and nervous system disorders. Such dysfunctions include problems with consciousness, communication, cognition, mobility and sensation. The duties of a neuroscience nurse include monitoring neurological exams, administering medication, managing pain, and consulting physicians on patient progress. They provide specialized post-operative care for patients after neurosurgery and work with those who have experienced brain injury. Neuroscience nurses must be sensitive and calm, since they treat patients who may be confused or not fully in control of their actions. Neuroscience nurses may also work with patients who are fully comatose.
$60,000 - $90,000
Annual Salary Range
Nursing Diploma, ASN, or BSN
RN, plus Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse certification (CNRN)