Neuroscience Nursing

The Emory Healthcare neuroscience intensive care unit is one of the largest neuroscience ICUs in Georgia. Just a few highlights of this exciting unit include:

Convenient documentation pods
The neuroscience intensive care unit has an open-style nursing station with state-of-the-art nursing documentation pods near each room. Readily available access to our new Emory Electronic Medical Records (EeMR) system is an important feature for nurses and doctors in the care of our patients.

Specialty areas
The growing continuum of neuroscience patient care at Emory Healthcare spans several levels with critical, intermediate, acute and rehab brain/stroke care. Our nurses collaborate with multiple disciplines in an integrated neurology and neurosurgery patient care environment. This is the department of choice if you are looking to become a clinical expert in specialty areas such as:

  • Cerebral resuscitation
  • Management of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure
  • Hemodynamic and cerebral instability
  • Monitoring abnormal electrical activity of the brain

Neuroscience residency program
The department of neurscience nursing provides a rich environment of learning and professional growth, especially through its neuroscience nursing residency program with an eight-to-16-week preceptor-guided orientation. Students in the program are fully employed staff members of Emory Healthcare. Participants are provided support, mentoring and ongoing bedside staff education.

Neurosurgical nurse practioners on the intensive care units are also expert clinical resources to the bedside nurses. This participative model promotes an environment of team collaboration and autonomous nursing practice. Other educational programs include: