Neurological Nursing is a very challenging nursing specialty dealing with assessment, nursing diagnosis, and management of many neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care. This includes trauma, brain injuries, stroke, seizures, tumors, headaches, infections, and aneurysms, as well as a host of other neurological complexities.
We look forward to seeing new threads here and discussion that will enable Nurses to advocate and care for these patients.
Sep 14, '15
I know that this post is years old (6 years to be exact) which is why I'm attempting to "revive" it if you will. I am a senior in nursing school
and I have no idea what my "niche" is. I don't know what specialty I want to do. So far in nursing school, I've done clinical on the med surg floor, trauma nursing, labor and delivery, and in the OR. I loved the OR but I want to eventually become a nurse practitioner and working in the OR won't give me any real assessment skills with patients. My question is, is neuro a good floor for a new grad to work on? Is it extremely stressful? What type of patients are on the floor? For the neuro nurses, what's your typical day? I know every nursing job is extremely stressful so that's probably not a good question so I guess I should ask is it more stressful than others? Also, for the people who will say, "a lot of your answers are already posted just search for them," I want a "fresh" outlook for this year lol. A lot of the posts on this neuro forum are years old so if someone could give fresh and new update for 2015 that would be great! Thank you guys!
Sep 24, '15
Yea I was looking for some info as well due to getting ready to start a new position and nothing as of yet. Hopefully you will get some answers or what you could try is calling some Neuro unit managers about shadowing, which would yield some really good first hand experience.