Neuroscience or Neurology Nursing?

  1. Hey everyone..
    I was wondering.. For neurological speciality in nursing, is it neuroscience or neurology nursing?

    Why neuroscience and not neurology nursing?

    Thanks..
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Surprised1
    Neurology means studying the brain and nervous system. This can include many things: brain tumors, demyelinating processes, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases of the brain and spinal cord, seizure disorders, TBI, and a host of other things. Neuroscience is focused more on how the brain and its functions control the body. It can involve mapping to locate the speech, memory, and motor centers, scans of the structure of the brain, etc. Neuropsychology also falls into the Neuroscience category. Neuroscience is the umbrella under which epileptology stands.
  4. by   Yein Yeap
    Thanks for sharing @surprised1!
    So under nursing speciality, it should still be named as neurology nursing right?
  5. by   sailornurse
    Some hospitals separate neurology from neurosurgery and some combine these patients on one unit under Neuroscience. That is the best as all specialists work together.
  6. by   Surprised1
    Quote from Yein Yeap
    Thanks for sharing @surprised1!
    So under nursing speciality, it should still be named as neurology nursing right?
    Most likely, but it still depends a bit on the specific situation. Can you give more details?
  7. by   winniegirl92
    I am a neuroscience nurse, I work on a neuroscience unit, we get neurology and neurosurgery patients.
  8. by   Yein Yeap
    @Surprised1, I'm confused with the terminology used. I'm the medical field it's always only neurology or neurosurgery. Neuroscience seems to a new field of its own. Therefore when I saw the term Neuroscience Nursing course for RN's advancement in my country, I got confused.. Does neuroscience focus what's in Neurology and Neurosurgery?

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