Neuro Jobs

  1. Hi, i am currently a nursing student and am graduating my program this May ( Hopefully) i have a BS in Neuroscience and am extremely interested in working in a Neuro unit and going onto getting my NP to work in these units as well. My question is, i am not able to find any information about neuro nurse jobs. Many hospital websites have jobes posted for Med-surg, ICU,Cardic,ER but non that say Neuro. Can someone please help me and give me info on where or how to look for Neuro Nurse jobs specifiically! thanks alot...
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  3. by   ICURNGUY
    I absolutely love Neuro! I worked on a Ortho/Neuro unit as a tech while in nursing school. I now work in an ICU that incorporates Med/surg, truama, neuro, etc. & level 1. From what you mention as your intentions for graduate school I would recommend working in a Neuro ICU. APNs are vital in our ICU @ night, and being the ICU they get to practice so many amazing skills.
  4. by   86toronado
    Do a search for local hospitals that are designated stroke centers, that should get you closer to finding that neuro nursing job you are looking for. Every hospital probably has a neuro floor, but maybe just no openings... I know where I work (on a neuro unit) we rarely have outside openings, because any positions that do open up are quickly filled internally.
  5. by   enigmaticorange
    You are better off contacting the nurse recruiter or HR department in the places you wish to work. In the medical center I plan on working they do not list the neuro wing as "neuro", they list it as "RN position, 3G. 3G is strictly a neuro wing at this hospital. The cardiac wing is the same way, one floor down, so 2G. I would love to work in neuro and had NO idea there was even a dedicated neuro wing in the hospital until I was talking to the recruiter.
  6. by   Attuma0000
    thanks for the information. i recently found out that Jefferson University in PA has a hospital for Neuroscience.. i guess i should ck that out and see what they have huh lol..
  7. by   uscgal09
    Quote from ICURNGUY
    I absolutely love Neuro! I worked on a Ortho/Neuro unit as a tech while in nursing school. I now work in an ICU that incorporates Med/surg, truama, neuro, etc. & level 1. From what you mention as your intentions for graduate school I would recommend working in a Neuro ICU. APNs are vital in our ICU @ night, and being the ICU they get to practice so many amazing skills.

    Hi!! I just accepted a new grad position in Ortho/Neuro. I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind being a fabulous resource for me!! Even though it is a "new grad" position, I've been out of school since May '09. That being said, I'm scared to death, because I feel I've forgotten pretty much everything!! Can you give me advice on what to expect (I'll be working nights if that makes any sort of difference at all) and maybe things to review that I will be expected to already know?? I was told they do a lot of surgical spine? Sorry, that just really means nothing to me. I'm definitely extremely excited to finally be able to start doing what I went to school for, but I have am having a hard time with the unknowns! I start my hospital orientation November 1st! I really would appreciate anything you wouldn't mind sharing!! Thank you so much and I hope all of you have a great weekend!
  8. by   MochaNurse
    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the post I am a new grad RN, I just started on a neurosurgical unit in Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx on Tuesday and I feel like Im lost..Is that normal? It is alot of work that I pray to master one day soon.....I felt very overwhelmed when the day was done...there is so much to do for each patient and to learn..I feel like Im in school again getting ready to take my unit exam....Please help with any advice, It would be greatly appreciated..I feel like Im all alone? Has anyone else felt this way when they started their first nursing job..Do you guys have any tips that can save my job..My probation is about 3 months and I would love to pass it...I love nursing so I want to do my best!!!..Thanks in advance!!!
  9. by   Jo Anne
    [QUOTE=MochaNurse;5525493
    Hi MochaNurse, I just got hired for neurosurgery at Albert Einstein in the Bronx. I was wondering what to expect and the stress level involved . I found your thread and thought you would be very resourceful in briefing me on what to look forward to. I hope this is not a bother. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advice .
  10. by   MurseJJ
    [QUOTE=Jo Anne;9485908][QUOTE=MochaNurse;5525493
    Hi MochaNurse, I just got hired for neurosurgery at Albert Einstein in the Bronx. I was wondering what to expect and the stress level involved . I found your thread and thought you would be very resourceful in briefing me on what to look forward to. I hope this is not a bother. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advice .[/QUOTE]

    Hi, I work on a neurosurgery unit. Our unit has both floor beds and stepdown beds. We get a mix of neurosurgical, neurological, and once in awhile medical patients. With neurosurgery, expect to care for patients pre and post op. Patients often have various types of drains, including lumbar spinal drains. Depending on how much the drains put out, we sometimes administer IV albumin drips. Patients post-transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors will need their urine pH monitored to assess for any ADH-related complications. Expect to give a lot of pain medications and manage PCA pumps. Patients also may be receiving chemotherapy (typically administered by chemo RNs). You may also care for patients post evacuation of subdurals. Blood pressure management is important, so expect to administer BP meds including IV push hydralazine and labetolol to control BP.

    Look up "The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing". It's a textbook and very helpful. Highly suggest reading on how to perform a neurological assessment, as this is a very important tool for every neuro RN.

    Good luck!

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