A rehabilitation nurse is a nurse that specializes in assisting patients with impairments and chronic illnesses to achieve optimal function, health, and lifestyle adaptation. Patients' progress toward independence is aided by rehabilitation nurses who help them create realistic goals and treatment plans. They often organize patient care and team activities as part of a multidisciplinary team. Rehabilitation nurses assist in the restoration and maintenance of function and the prevention of problems. They also provide education, counselling, and case management to patients and their families. Rehabilitation nurses advocate for patients and their families, and they can also participate in research to assist improve rehabilitation practice.