Nursing at Kennedy Krieger

Exceptional and personalized nursing care

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

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 offers a great work environment, which includes:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Generous tuition reimbursement/advancement programs 
  • Fast-track hiring process
  • Individualized 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
  • Career Ladder

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. and throughout multiple locations. Nursing teams include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse technicians
  • Case managers
  • 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.