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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 88 matching Neuro ICU Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Visalia, California
Assured Nursing
8 hours ago
$3,511/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Prisma Health Richland Hospital
Columbia, South Carolina
Nurse First
12 hours ago
$3,132/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
oklahoma city, Oklahoma
IntellaPro
6 days ago
$2,955/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,867/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Las Palmas Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,832/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Dallas, Texas
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
an hour ago
$2,802/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,611/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Grand Strand Regional Med Ctr Sc
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,586/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Savannah, Georgia
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,486/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Assured Nursing
8 hours ago
$2,471/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Assured Nursing
8 hours ago
$2,471/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Johnston-Willis Campus Va
Richmond, Virginia
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,468/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,348/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Louisville, Kentucky
Lead Healthstaff
3 days ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2243.16 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$2,243/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Saint Louis, Missouri
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
12 hours ago
$2,218/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Lead Healthstaff
15 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - Neuro ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2146.68 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-e ...
$2,146/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Greenville, South Carolina
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
12 hours ago
$2,142/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Largo Medical Center
Largo, Florida
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$2,123/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Largo Medical Center
Largo, Florida
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$1,858/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Neuro ICU
Largo Medical Center
Largo, Florida
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$1,858/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 MedPro Healthcare Staffing (22), Ardor Health Solutions (19), and KPG Healthcare (14).

How Much Do Neuro ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Neuro ICU Nurse is $2,121, but can pay up to $3,511 per week.

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  • min - $1,183
  • avg - $2,121
  • max - $3,511

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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$1,620/wk
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