Kennedy Krieger provides nurses with opportunities to combine skills in neuroscience, rehabilitation, psychology and pediatrics with inspiring experiences not usually found in other healthcare settings.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to deliver excellent evidenced-based, professional and family-centered nursing care to our patients and students with disorders of the brain and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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Exceptional and Personalized Nursing Care

Nurses have a wide variety of personal and professional skills that make it possible to provide exceptional and personalized care, giving them the ability to develop meaningful relationships with patients and their families.

Kennedy Krieger Nursing Teams

More than 250 nursing staff work in clinical and school settings at Institute locations. Nursing teams include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Technicians
  • Case Managers
  • Infection Preventionists 
  • Employee Health Nurses
  • Quality, Patient Safety and Professional Affairs
  • Phlebotomists

Interdisciplinary Care Model

Kennedy Krieger nurses are a vital part of the interdisciplinary team of professionals who assist patients and their family members to optimize wellness and healing. Treatment teams include partnerships with:

  • Case Managers
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians/Nurse Practitioners
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialists

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