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 159 matching Neuro ICU Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Maywood, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Every Third
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1 day ago

$5,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Danville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Danville, PA! This is a full time travel contr ...
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13 days ago

$5,029/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Location: Danville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Danville, PA! This is a full time travel contr ...
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$5,029/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • York, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
Amare Medical Network Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$5,022/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Location: Danville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Danville, PA! This is a full time travel contr ...
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$4,914/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Saint Louis, MO
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,711/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Charleston, WV
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,695/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Cleveland, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,458/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Portland, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232436. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Neur ...
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Today

$4,447/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Nursing Job ID #Multi30168. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$4,032/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Saint Paul, MN
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232346. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Neur ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,986/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,781/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Lexington, KY
    • 3x12 hrs
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,744/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Columbia, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,680/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • North Kansas City, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,589/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • North Kansas City, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232201. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Neur ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,571/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • North Kansas, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: North Kansas, MO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in North Kansas, MO! This is a full time trav ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,543/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • CAMC General Hospital
  • Charleston, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,504/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Charleston, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Charleston, WV Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Charleston, WV! This is a full time travel c ...
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1 day ago

$3,429/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • North Kansas City, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
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 ...
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1 day ago

$3,276/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Kissimmee, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Kissimmee, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Kissimmee, FL! This is a full time travel con ...
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$2,514/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Kissimmee, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Kissimmee, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Kissimmee, FL! This is a full time travel con ...
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Today

$2,514/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • CAMC General Hospital
  • Charleston, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Nurse First Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,112/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Charleston, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Charleston, WV Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Charleston, WV! This is a full time travel c ...
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1 day ago

$1,965/wk

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Neuro ICU Nurse FAQs

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 (45), Advantis Medical (36), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (22).

How Much Do Neuro ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 27th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Neuro ICU Nurse is $3,378, but can pay up to $5,029 per week.

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  • min - $1,676
  • avg - $3,378
  • max - $5,029

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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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Castro Valley, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experince in the specialty you are appl ...
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$6,510/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Richmond, VA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #208245. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,276/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Madison, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #206316. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$4,460/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
8 days ago

$3,781/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
8 days ago

$3,781/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Mission Hospital - Memorial Campus
  • Asheville, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Nurse First Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,501/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Medical City Children's Hospital
  • Dallas, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,151/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Olympia, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Olympia, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Olympia, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
Travel
12 days ago

$4,229/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Olympia, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Olympia, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Neuro Intensive Care - Neuro ICU to join our travel team in Olympia, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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12 days ago

$4,229/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
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 ...
Travel

$3,672/wk