About Nursing at Kennedy Krieger

Nursing ClinicExecptional and personalized nursing care

About Us

We provide nurses with opportunities to combine skills in neuroscience, rehabilitation, psychology and pediatrics with inspiring experiences not usually found in other heathcare settings.

What makes nursing at Kennedy Krieger so special?

As talented Kennedy Krieger nurses, we have a wide variety of personal and professional skills that make it possible for us to provide exceptional and personalized care. That gives us the ability to develop meaningful relationships with our patients and their families.

Additionally, Kennedy Krieger offers a great working environment, which includes:

A unique and diverse patient population

  • Excellent benefits
  • Generous tuition program for nurses and their family members
  • Fast-track hiring process
  • Paid, 12-week orientation
  • Low patient-to-nurse ratios
  • Low staff member turnover
  • Free parking and shuttle services
  • Small, intimate care settings
  • Career mentorship program 
  • Research opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • Nursing staff members reporting directly to nurse managers

For a complete list of benefits offered at Kennedy Krieger, click here .

Kennedy Krieger Nursing Teams

More than 200 nurses work in clinical and school settings at the Institute’s two main campuses and throughout multiple community locations. Nursing teams include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse technicians
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Case managers
  • Certified nursing assistants

Interdisciplinary Care Model

As Kennedy Krieger nurses, we’re a vital part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals who assist each other and our patients and their family members to optimize wellness and healing, prevent further disabilities and—when appropriate—adapt to a changed lifestyle. Kennedy Krieger treatment teams include partnerships with:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Child Life specialists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Case managers
  • Social workers

In collaboration with other professionals, we work to stabilize, maintain and improve the health of patients seen by the Institute’s various programs. Additionally, we assist with pre-admission assessment, evaluation and treatment, and discharge planning, including preparing families for patient discharge by arranging for home equipment and services and for follow-up appointments for ongoing nursing, therapy, clinic and physician visits.


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