Neuroscience Nursing Job Description
Neuroscience Nurses provide care for patients who suffer from a wide variety of brain or nervous system disorders. These Nurses often find themselves caring for patients with inherited or inquired conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, suffered strokes, suffered brain or spinal injuries, and much more.
Neuroscience Nurses perform many of the following typical procedures:
- Help patients recover behavioral, physical, and cognitive abilities
- Provide pre-operative and post-operative care
- Exhibit a high level of patience and sensitivity, as not all patients are able to mentally function normally
- Keep medical records current for all patients
- Monitor patients’ neurological activity
- Administer medicine and tests
- Assist neurological doctors with procedures, and inform them about patient’s conditions
- Ensure patients’ families are kept up to speed with patient’s status and progress
Neuroscience Nurses are well-equipped to perform an array of procedures and work in any number of settings, such as hospitals, health care clinics, rehabilitation centers, and brain injury units. Neuroscience Nurses must be prepared to remain calm and persistent at all times, as many patients go through longer processes of recovery in terms of cognitive conditions.
This field of Nursing continues to be in high demand due to an increasing elderly population, as well as an ever-expanding number of neurological problems that may accompany advanced age. Job security is also very promising, provided that Nurses are committed to meeting continuous education requirements.