Rehabilitation Nursing Career
Rehabilitation Nurse: Rehabilitation Nurses are registered nurses who work in long term patient care facilities and hospitals. Rehabilitation Nurses care for individuals of all ages who due to circumstances have a temporary or permanent disability. Rehabilitation Nurses can work in inpatient, outpatient settings and also help a patient’s family adjust to changes brought about by disability.
The duties of a Rehabilitation Nurse include:
- Assisting patients in their recovery from debilitating diseases and injuries.
- Educating and supporting patients as they carry out their daily lives.
- Motivating patients to achieve independence.
- Working closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care.
- Providing medical information to the patient and his/her family.
Where they work: Rehabilitation Nurses can work in hospitals and long term care facilities. Some can work for health care agencies and travel to the homes of patients to provide healthcare assistance.
Qualifications: The Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) qualification is provided by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). This certification is open to registered nurses with experience of working in rehabilitation units. Certification proves a Rehabilitation Nurses professionalism and commitment to their career.
The CRRN qualification is in great demand by employers. If you are thinking about enrolling in a CRRN program, check to see if the school you are applying to is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA). This is the accrediting body of the American Nurses Association.
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Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: