Introduction to Rehabilitation Nursing

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Learning Objectives

  • Patient and family communication
  • Rehabilitation challenges
  • Goal setting techniques

Course Description

This course from the Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (ARN) is ideal for individual nurses seeking to develop a foundation in rehabilitation nursing, as well as for units and facilities looking to provide consistent, flexible, and personalized rehabilitation nursing training to their staff. The modules in this course can be purchased separately or as a 16-module bundle. Nurses can earn a total of 12 CHs of continuing nursing education credit.

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation
  • Disability
  • Safe Patient Handling
  • Communication
  • Patient & Family Education
  • Pain Management
  • Musculoskeletal & Body
  • Mechanics

Did you know…

  • 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

Course at a Glance

Target Audience:     Clinicians

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

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Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Author Information

In 1974, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) was formed by Susan Novak with support from Lutheran General Hospital located in Park Ridge, Illinois, and nursing, which had always been involved in rehabilitation, formally became recognized as a rehabilitation specialty. ARN was formally recognized as a specialty nursing organization by the American Nurses Association in 1976.