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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Neuroscience Nurse A neuroscience nurse assists patients with brain and nervous system disorders , and who have complex needs that require highly skilled nursing care . They provide care for neuroscience specialties such as stroke , spine , epilepsy , movement disorders , muscular dystrophy , multiple sclerosis , Parkinson ’ s disease , and more .
• RN , BSN
• Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse ; Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
• CNRN : Must have one year of full-time experience ( or 2,080 hours ) in neuroscience nursing practice during the past three years SCRN : Must have a minimum of at least one year full-time ( 2,080 hours ) of stroke nursing experience within the last three years
CNRN ; SCRN
• Hospitals , continuing care , ambulatory care , physician offices , community health settings , out-patient surgery centers , home healthcare , military service , schools , retail clinics , correctional facilities
• American Association of Neuroscience Nurses ( www . AANN . org )
Nurse Anesthetist Provide anesthesia and related care to surgery patients as well as during childbirth and therapeutic / diagnostic procedures .
• BSN and MSN
• National Certification Exam through National Board on Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
• 1 year in acute care ( ICU or ER )
CRNA
• Hospitals , outpatient facilities , physicians ’ offices
• American Association of Nurse Anesthetists ( www . aana . com )
• Resources : “ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a Glance ” ( Vol 58 , No 1 – January 2011 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kcMyuM
Not to be confused with Perianesthesia Nurse : For nurses who care for pre-anesthesia / post-anesthesia patients , see “ Perianesthesia Nurse ” section .
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