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CRRN study resources from the Rehab Nursing Series

certification review for rehabilitation nursing

Level: Advanced

Contact Hours: Contact hours are no longer offered for this course.


Pricing & Licensure

Single User License: $297.50

Single UNIT License: $1585

  • A unit license covers all staff of a single inpatient unit of 0-30 beds for the life of the course.

Unit, multi-unit, and facility pricing/licensure is determined by number of beds. Workgroup licenses are also available for those in other settings.


Contact us if your unit has more than 30 beds or if you are interested in multi-unit or facility pricing. For more information on licensure, go to Your Copy Today


Course Description

Rehab Nursing Series Course 21

Focus: Preparing for the Certification Exam

This is a drill-and-review course targeted toward nurses with 2 years of rehab experience who are preparing for the national exam.

Organized around the content outline for the test, this course addresses rehab nursing models and theories, functional health patterns (theories, physiology, assessment, and care strategies), the rehab team and community reentry, and legislative, economic, ethical, and legal issues. The course and its accompanying workbook provide an opportunity to review and then practice retrieving information to facilitate retention of information for the test. Included are multiple quizzes and a practice test that contains a data base of questions for repeated practice in test taking, delivering a different set of 150 questions from the 300 question database each time the test is taken.


Course Sections

Overview & Pretest

Introduction to the course and the organization of the certification exam. The pretest identifies strong and weak areas of exam content so that learners can, if preferred, simply focus on weak areas.

Rehabiitation Principles & Philosophy

This section of the course addresses philosophy, legislation, theories, and economics of rehab care, using review and drill activities to facilitate remembering.

Special Populations & Team Issues

The success of rehabilitation depends on understanding the psychosocial impact of disability and being able to teach and prepare patients to live in the community. This section reviews these issues.

What am I going to do?
A review of common pathophysiology and intervention strategies completes the review exercises. Diagnoses covered include: Stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiac, burns, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other general neurologic diseases and pediatric conditions.

Posttest: Do I get to practice?
Practice tests are included with prescriptive results to assist the user to reduce test anxiety and prepare for the exam.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and processes impacting the field of rehabilitation and rehabilitation nursing.

  • The impact of anatomy and physiology related to common disorders found in rehabilitation patients.

  • Care strategies used to improve health and function of patients typical of rehabilitation settings.

Contact hours no longer will be provided for this course after October 1, 2019. If you would like to provide contact hours for this course at your site, contact us at for the details of the Mergener formula.

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