Hi! I am currently an undergrad student (Nutrition major) and I am seriously considering enrolling in an accelerated bsn program after I graduate. However, physical rehabiliation is my passion and I am really torn between pursuing physical therapy or rehabilitation nursing as my final career choice. Physical therapy would honestly be my first choice but frankly I can't afford to be in school for another 3 years (and withstand the huge amount of debt that comes with it). I became interested in rehabilitation nursing when I shadowed a physical therapist at a Healthsouth clinic and I really enjoyed the way the physical therapists, the occupational therapists, and the rehab nurses collaborated. What I am most likely going to do is become a registered nurse now and then go to physical therapy school years later, but I would still have the same issue of being out of the workforce for 3 years and having to pay a ridiculous amount of tuition. Which brings me back to my original topic; is there such thing as a nurse practitioner in a rehabilitation setting? I have heard about the opportunity of still being able to work as a registered nurse while pursuing the nurse practitioner education and this convenience would be optimal.