Travel Neuro ICU Nurse Jobs

Neuro ICU nurses, also called neurocritical care nurses, are registered nurses who specialize in treating patients with life-threatening neurological problems. Patients are closely monitored, receive around the clock care, and may suffer from stroke, post-operative brain tumor, traumatic brain injuries, or various neurological illnesses, such as encephalitis, meningitis, or Parkinson’s disease. To ensure undivided attention to the most critical patients, some facilities limit the number of patients a neuro ICU nurse cares for each shift.

Neuro ICU nurse salary

The average salary for a staff intensive care unit nurse with neuroscience skills is $71,000. This works out to about $1,365 per week or $34.13 per hour when working a 40-hour work week.

Travel neuro ICU nurses can expect to earn an average gross weekly salary of $1,658, per 2019 Vivian salary data. Weekly salaries include a taxed wage and untaxed stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals for travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax-home. 

We currently have 247 matching Neuro ICU Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Phoenix, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
2 months ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$6,475/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Carmichael, California
Lead Healthstaff
2 months ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$6,475/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICUADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Danville, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$6,285/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Phoenix, Arizona
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 days ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$6,251/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICUCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Seattle, Washington
Coast Medical Service
14 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,162/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
Nurse First
9 hours ago
$5,262/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Cross Country Nurses
8 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,105/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Cross Country Nurses
8 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,105/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICUADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Danville, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$4,973/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Orange, California
Lead Healthstaff
10 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4972.06 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$4,972/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Neptune, New Jersey
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4595.40 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$4,595/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$4,464/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
York, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Neuro ICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
$4,140/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Neptune City, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Neptune City, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Neptune City, NJ! This is a full time trav ...
$4,129/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Neptune City, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Neptune City, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Neptune City, NJ! This is a full time trav ...
$4,129/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Nurse First
11 hours ago
$3,379/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas
Nurse First
a day ago
$3,240/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Kissimmee, Florida
Nurse First
11 hours ago
$3,107/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Kansas City, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: Kansas City, MO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Intensive Care Unit - ICU to join our travel team in Kansas City, MO! This is a full time travel contra ...
$2,901/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Atlantis, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Neuro ICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
$2,880/wk
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What are the best agencies for Neuro ICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Neuro ICU Nurse jobs are Ardor Health Solutions (56), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (44), and Lead Healthstaff (39).

How Much Do Neuro ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, October 23rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Neuro ICU Nurse is $3,452, but can pay up to $6,475 per week.

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  • min - $1,332
  • avg - $3,452
  • max - $6,475

What does a Neuro ICU nurse do?

Some neuro ICU duties are similar to those of other critical care nursing positions, but there are also tasks specific to caring for patients with serious neurological issues. Adverse vital sign changes aren’t always evident when neuro patients, so neuro ICU nurses rely on specific neuro assessments for conscious and unconscious patients. These assessments are performed frequently, often hourly, or more frequently depending on the patient’s needs.

Neuro ICU nurses may also perform delicate bedside procedures or assist physicians with procedures, such as inserting central lines, drains in the skull to relieve pressure, and pulmonary artery catheters. Other duties specific to neuro ICU nursing include:

  • Monitoring for neurological decline and intervening immediately

  • Ensuring life support equipment like ventilators are functioning properly

  • Measuring intracerebral pressure

  • Managing extraventricular drains

  • Administering medication and IVs

  • Assisting in emergency procedures in response to changes in patients’ conditions

  • Explaining complex medical conditions to patients and their loved ones

  • Assisting in end of life care

  • Facilitating brain death testing

  • Overseeing organ donation and procurement

Where do Neuro ICU nurses work?

Neuro ICU nurses generally work at hospitals large enough to have a neuro intensive care unit, which often are large academic hospitals. They work with patients with all types of neurological issues, including brain tumors, hemorrhages, strokes, epilepsy, head or spinal trauma, and central nervous system infections. Neuro nurses may also work in a combination trauma/neuro ICU for patients with traumatic brain injuries.

What skills make a good Neuro ICU nurse?

Neuro intensive care nurses have advanced critical care training, knowledge, and skills. They’re skilled at learning new concepts quickly and are continually seeking advanced education in basic neuroanatomy, neuro assessment, neurophysiology, and emergency neuro resuscitation. They also possess specialized knowledge of neurological tools, such as electroencephalography, and specific body mechanics, such as intracranial pressure. Neuro ICU nurses have superior verbal and nonverbal communication skills to communicate with patients who may have lost the ability to speak. They have excellent teamwork skills to work with a diverse set of healthcare professionals staffing the neuro ICU. Good neuro ICU nurses also possess healthy doses of compassion, empathy, and patience.

How to become a Neuro ICU Travel Nurse

Neuro ICU travel nurses must be registered nurses, which requires education from an accredited nursing program. While the minimum requirement is an associate degree, some facilities prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates must also pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete all licensing requirements to become an RN. Neuro ICU nurses must also complete Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications.

Some facilities also require professional certification. RNs obtain credentialing by passing the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse exam offered by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses after completing two years of full-time direct or indirect neuroscience nursing experience. Most travel neuro ICU jobs require one to two years of recent experience in an acute care neuro ICU setting.

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