How do you become a Rehab Nurse?

  1. [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I have a B.S in Kinesiology and am about to finish a COMPTA accredited Massage Therapy School. I've been told that I would be awesome as a nurse but don't know what the next steps are. Should I get an Associates, an LPN or 2nd BS degree? What will "work" in order to become a Rehab Nurse?
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  3. by   dishes
    A 2nd BSN will provide the highest income and a widest range of career opportunities in rehab. If you are not currently working with rehab clients, you might consider volunteering with a wheelchair sports team or at a rehab centre to increase your knowledge in this specialty area.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Any one of the aforementioned career pathways will work, since LPNs, ADNs, and BSNs all work as rehab nurses. However, I agree with the previous poster that a second BSN will enable its holder to have more opportunities and career advancement.