From a Rehab hospital to a Rehab Unit in a hospital

  1. Hi all,

    Im a new grad working at a rehab hospital. I enjoy the work, but I'm thinking in the future i would like to try getting on at a rehab unit in a hospital. I'm not planning to make the jump for about another year, but I would like to know if there are any certifications I should think about persuing at this time. I like rehab alot, but I want to eventually get to a hospital setting so i can up my skills and nursing prowess. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   mom2cka
    You can get rehab certified ( once you have 2 years experience; med/surg certification is out there, too if you're looking to open things up a bit more
  4. by   NurseRobert
    CCRN will make you more marketable. Also try to attend any kind of wound, IV, ACLS classes, etc that are provided to you free by the rehab.
  5. by   sleeplessinnyc
    Hi, I am in the same position as you. I love rehab but i am really looking to make a move to acute hospital setting. I don't know about where you practice but it's been tough in the tristate. So to improve my chances, I agree with Nurse Robert, get certified in ACLS and IV to start with because a lot of the jobs i see out there have those requirements.