Hi! I've been doing Rehab Subacute for the past 14 months and love it! I love to watch the rapid improvements patients make, and even more importantly, I love the positive attitudes the patients have! We have brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, hip and knee replacements, stroke victims, immobility syndrome, to name a few, trachs, and a wide range of ages. Most patients are in their 20's to 80's, although we do get the occasional pediatric. The avg is probably around 40 to 50. What do we do? We focus on every part of the person, body system by body system and, and have a very TEAM-ORIENTED approach. Everyone - nursing, therapy, physicians, patients, family, etc - is very involved in the planning, which starts prior to admit, all the way through to the discharge. There are several new Rehab Subacute facilities that have opened within 20 miles of us in the past year. They are all fighting for the patients, now, but there seem to be enough to go around! I love it! It's a little more laid-back than Med-Surg, although we do have our crisis, and a lot more family-like. We get to know the patient very well - not just teach a paraplegic to cath themself, but learn the ins and outs of what their life was like before admit and what they expect it to be like after discharge. I really like the respect we get from the docs, which is totally unlike everywhere else I've worked (M/S and LTC). There is an accreditation that RNs can get after working Rehab for 2 years, but it is not required and not available for LPNs. In southern IN/northern KY, you would be hired right out of school, LPN or RN. In fact, if you want to work as an Advanced Nursing Assistant while you go to school, our facility has a terrific tuition reimbursement program.