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Nurse Fellowship

When you arrive as a new grad, our six-month fellowship program provides the specific training to build the foundation you’ll need to become a neuroscience specialty nurse. Through didactic and hands-on learning opportunities, you’ll progressively build your skills and your confidence.

Our Program

Unit Orientation, Weeks 1 through 8
  • Precepted on unit
  • Lectures and skills sessions
Specialty Orientation 
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Rescue Unit
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment skills
  • Trauma education
  • Clinical topics
  • Nursing model of care
  • Practice that emphasizes caring, compassion and healing
  • Leadership development: communication, delegation, cultural understanding, Charge nurse class, preceptor workshop, NCIII Role
Enrichment and Direct Care
  • Spend a day in the general operating room with our world-renowned neurosurgeons.
  • Learn about a patient’s diagnosis in the Neurological Consultation Clinic or Neuroradiology.
  • Observe brain cutting in Pathology.
  • Accompany the multidisciplinary health care team members: respiratory therapists, shift coordinators and wound-care nurses.
  • Observe diagnostic tests: EEG, TEE, CT, MRI.
  • Understand the roles of the chief resident and the ED consult resident by following them throughout the day.
  • Experience the care continuum by following patients across the neuroscience setting.
  • Reflect on your fellowship progress at periodic group meetings.
  • Maryland RN license
  • Confirmed position on Zayed 12 West or Zayed 12 East
  • Employment commitment of 18 months from hire date
To Apply

If you’d like to apply for the Neurology and Neurological Surgery Nurse Fellowship or want more details, please contact:

Linda Huffman BSN, MSN
Neuroscience Nurse Manager, Zayed 12 East Neuroscience Acute Care
Telephone: 410-955-1046
Fax: 410-614-0339

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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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