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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Rehabilitation Nurse Rehabilitation nurses work with patients and their families soon after the onset of a disabling injury or chronic illness . They help patients adapt to their disabilities , and work toward productive , independent lives . They take a holistic approach to meeting patients ’ medical , vocational , educational , environmental , and spiritual needs . They continue to provide support in the form of patient and family education and empower individuals as they continue to live life independently again . The rehabilitation nurse often teaches patients and their caregivers how to access systems and resources .
• RN , ASN / ADN , or BSN ( BSN recommended )
• Rehabilitation nurse certification
• 2 years in rehabilitation nursing ( or 1 year , with another year of advanced study )
CRRN
• Continuing Care ( i . e ., long-term and assisted living centers ), home healthcare variety of settings , including IRFs , SNFs , LTC , LTAC , Case Management , Hospitals ( acute care settings ), military service , community health settings , across all post acute care settings
• Association of Rehabilitation Nurses ( www . rehabnurse . org )
School Nurse School nurses provide an essential role in keeping children healthy , safe , and ready to learn . The school nurse is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting ; school nurses provide leadership , community / public health , care coordination , and quality improvement . School nursing practice is studentcentered and considers the context of the student ’ s family and school community .
• RN , ASN / ADN , or BSN ( BSN recommended )
• School Nurse certification exam
• 1,000 hours ( minimum ) in clinical practice within last three years prior to taking the test ( 4,000 hours recommended )
NBCSN
• Elementary , middle and high schools ; colleges and universities
• National Association of School Nurses ( www . nasn . org )
• Resources : “ Your Future in School Nursing ” By L . Jannone ( Vol 59 , No 1 – January 2012 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kc3scO “ Just a School Nurse ” by Jenna Sanders ( Vol 60 , No 1 – January 2013 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kzeJ4B
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