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Neuroscience Acute Care/Brain Rescue (Zayed 12 West)

Neuroscience center of excellence, including a JCAHO-certified stroke program, devoted to interdisciplinary care for adult neurology and neurosurgery patients.

Patient Population
  • Ages 18 and up
  • Diagnoses include brain tumor, aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, cervical and lumbar laminectomies, acute stroke, normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Average length of stay: 4.5 days
Number of Beds
  • 26 – Neuroscience 
  • 6 - Brain Rescue Unit
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 4 Patients: 1 Nurse - Day Shift; 4-5 Patients: 1 Nurse - Night Shift
  • Brain Rescue Unit 3 Nurse:1 Patient
Rotation/Shifts
  • 8 and 12 hours
  • Flexible, self-schedule
Skill Mix
  • 65 percent RN
  • 35 percent Clinical associates
  • Telemetry certification for Brain Rescue Unit
Orientation
  • 8 to 12 weeks
  • Neurological surgical nursing fellowship program
  • New grads: SPRING program

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Why I Choose Neuroscience Nursing

Carly Turner

"At Hopkins, you really are able to become an expert in your department. You gain the respect and trust of your peers and of the physicians. It's a good feeling to know that you know what you're doing."

—Carly Turner, RN
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit

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ANCC Magnet Recognition

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.
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