Questions about Neuro Nursing

  1. I just wanted to know some basic things regarding working on a Neuro floor. Are there certifications that you can get or are required to get and does that type of floor utilize tele? The unit is Neurology on one end and NeuroSurg on the other. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    I think a lot of your questions are going to be very dependent on facility policy and unit setup. Best bet is to look into the facilities you're interested in and speak with a recruiter or HR representative to get your answers.

    There is a certification for neuro nurses (ABNN certification) which requires 2 years of experience in neuro.
  4. by   nktxo
    I work on a neurology/neurosurgery floor in a level 1 trauma hospital that is also a comprehensive stroke certified hospital. Our floor utilizes tele only on patients with indications for tele (strokes, significant cardiac history, etc.). You can also get your SCRN (stroke certified RN) or your CNRN (certified neuro RN) after 2 years of experience with the specific patient population.
  5. by   BecomingNursey
    NIHSS is a great certification to have! It's free online and is very informative. I learned a lot from taking the course online!
  6. by   MissyNik
    Ok good thanks!! I will wait til I start the job first but I will be doing this.
    Quote from BecomingNursey
    NIHSS is a great certification to have! It's free online and is very informative. I learned a lot from taking the course online!
  7. by   gigigigi
    ...First time posting so go easy on me,...I am a school teacher wanting to make a career change, disheartened by the pay for what I do. I am asking for some suggestions,...I have a BA in Education, (will have my pre-reqs done), and will need to find a way to pursue the degree on my own means,(no husband or partner to help). I thought I would go the ADN route first being as that seemed the fastest and most economical, but will need to find a hospital that would pay for it, unless there are hospitals that will pay for the BSN,(even better). I am willing to become a CNA or a Phlebotomist, or other to work in the hospital to make this plan work. My goal is to work in neurology as an RN with a BSN. Your thoughts and suggestions? and, anyone know of such hospitals in the DFW area? Thank you Kindly
  8. by   MissyNik
    Why don't you look into doing a second degree BSN program. You already have a bachelors so the next thing would be to just do the nursing school portion since you should have all gen eds done with exception of a few maybe. Research nursing as a second degree option and the accelerated programs.
    Quote from gigigigi
    ...First time posting so go easy on me,...I am a school teacher wanting to make a career change, disheartened by the pay for what I do. I am asking for some suggestions,...I have a BA in Education, (will have my pre-reqs done), and will need to find a way to pursue the degree on my own means,(no husband or partner to help). I thought I would go the ADN route first being as that seemed the fastest and most economical, but will need to find a hospital that would pay for it, unless there are hospitals that will pay for the BSN,(even better). I am willing to become a CNA or a Phlebotomist, or other to work in the hospital to make this plan work. My goal is to work in neurology as an RN with a BSN. Your thoughts and suggestions? and, anyone know of such hospitals in the DFW area? Thank you Kindly

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