Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit


I'm Christin Ayre, RN.  I am the manager of the Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU located on the 6th floor of the Critical Care Tower of Vanderbilt University Hosptial.

To work in the Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU, our nurses are encouraged to have certifications in neurology and critical care.  Nurses need to be able to assess patients with neurological diseases requiring critical care.

Christin Ayre, RN
Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Intensive Care
Adults (19 and older) 34
  • BLS certified
  • ACLS certified
  • Critical Care certification encouraged
  • Neuro certification encouraged

About Us:

Welcome to Neuro ICU!  Our Neuro ICU specializes in providing critical care to patients with brain tumors, strokes, and diseases of the brain that require surgery.  As a Comprehensive Stroke Center we provide top level care and unique services to give our patients the best chance at recovery.  Our excellence in patient care was recognized at a unit level in 2014 when were awarded the AACN Beacon Award and the Professional Research Consultants, Inc Excellence in Healthcare award for Overall Quality of Care.

We are proud to be one of the largest neuro ICUs in the country with 22 ICU beds and 12 Step-down level beds.  Our large referral base ensures we are consistenly treating a full range of  neurology and neurosurgical patients.  Our neuro trained Critical Care Anesthesiology team is on site 24/7 providing quick access to expert care.  Using a multidisciplinary approach helps promote team learning, group dynamics and excellent patient care.  Our patient focus is on monitoring the neurological status of our patients, detecting cues of neurological decline, early intervention, quick return to optimal health, and the maintenance of ideal neurological status.

Recruitment Information:


Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current open positions.

                 Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in the Neuro ICU:
                 neuro ICU, Neurosurgery, neurology, 6T3
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