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Neuroscience Nurse

A Neuroscience Nurse helps patients who experience brain and nervous system disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, strokes, and brain injuries, recover from or learn to manage their condition.
Required education
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Your patience and skills will enable you to help people through recovery and rehabilitation, which can be a long effort when brain trauma is involved.
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What you’ll do


You’ll perform neurological and physical exams.


You’ll help patients regain their mobility.


You’ll keep your patient health records up to date.


You’ll help patients with head injuries from accidents, aneurysms, strokes, and post-surgical wounds.

Where you’ll work
  • Elder care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Rehabilitation facilities
How to become a Neuroscience Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least two years’ experience in Neuroscience or Stroke Care.


Get your Neuroscience or Stroke Care Certification from the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.


You’re ready to work as a Neuroscience Nurse

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Neuroscience Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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