THINGS YOU'LL DO:
- Show patients how to adapt to temporary, or permanent, disabilities
- Prepare patients, and their families for rehabilitation challenges
- Help patients return to their daily lives
YOUR JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
How You'll Get There
- GET YOUR
- Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Taking courses in rehabilitation and getting an internship at a rehabilitation facility can give you the experience you’ll need to get an entry-level job as a Rehabilitation Nurse.
- PASS YOUR
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
- You’ll need to work as a Registered Nurse for at least two years in rehabilitation nursing, or have one year rehab nursing experience and one year of advanced study.
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- GET YOUR
Rehabilitation nurse certification from the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) through the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
- BECOME A
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)
- Your certification will need to be renewed periodically (depending on where you work), so you stay up-to-date on the latest practice techniques and research.