Kim Farmer, RN, BSN, CRRN

Course Description:
Rehabilitation Certification shows a competence and commitment to the specialty of rehabilitation nursing. The American Association of Certification in Nursing (AACN) offers a certification in rehabilitation once the criteria to sit for the exam has been met and an application is forwarded to them. The course will provide the nurse the ability to understand the information needed to prepare for the certification exam.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss Rehabilitation Nursing Models and theories, Functional Health patterns across the lifespan, Identify the function of the rehabilitation team and community re-entry
  • Identify the legislation and economic issues regarding Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Discuss the ethical and legal issues involved in Rehabilitation nursing
  • Recognize the importance of family involvement in Rehabilitation nursing
  • Identify nutritional and metabolic issues associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Identify issues associated with elimination issues during rehabilitation nursing,
  • Identify the optimal sleep patterns and activity associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Identify cognitive and perceptual patterns associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Discuss self-perception and self-concept associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Discuss individual and relationship patterns associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Discuss sexuality and reproductive function associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Identify coping and stress management associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Identify communication strategies associated with rehabilitation nursing
  • Discuss strategies to maintain the highest level of independence and optimal health during rehabilitation and in the community
  • Discuss how to integrate legislation and regulations regarding Rehabilitation
  • Identify ways to deliver cost effective care regarding Rehabilitation
  • Identify ethical and legal considerations regarding rehabilitation nursing
  • Discuss ways to support cultural and spiritual systems to achieve holistic wellness.
  • Identify test taking tips for success


Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Registered Nurses (RN).

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours:

This course has been approved for 14 contact hours by the following boards:

  • The Florida Board of Nursing

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.