If you weren't able to attend ARN's Rehab Nursing Conference, you may have missed the big announcement of our new CRRN Success Suite, coming this October. This suite of CRRN test prep packages are designed to support test-takers throughout the studying process based on individual learning needs.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is currently developing a new and robust CRRN prep course curriculum for release this fall. We are looking for subject matter experts in the rehabilitation nursing community - and we need your help in editing and developing practice test/quiz questions for the CRRN prep courses. Sign-up by June 28.
The CRRN Advocacy Award recognizes healthcare organizations that advocate for certification for rehabilitation nurses and provide support to and recognition of certified staff.
This year's winner showed incredible dedication to CRRN certification. Congratulations to Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation!
The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) is applications for four open leadership positions beginning in January 2023 only until this Thursday, October 28. Hear from incoming chairperson, Tracey Connolly, MSN RN AGCNS-BC CRRN WCC, about her personal experience with being on the RNCB.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is aware of our June 2022 Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) exam test takers' experience, and we hope to bring clarity to the situation. We greatly appreciate your feedback and patience during this time. We'd like to shed light on the root cause of the delay, which is the exam standard setting process.
The Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN®) exam is offered twice a year, in June and December, and offers rehab nurses an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to the field through specialty certification. To learn more about the certification process, please visit https://rehabnurse.org/crrn-certification/earn-your-crrn.
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) was granted reaccreditation for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) for an additional 4 years from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This reaccreditation proves ARN's commitment to using evidence-based criteria when developing high-quality educational activities that promote the professional growth of rehabilitation nurses.
Since 2018, Tammy Lepucki, RN CRRN, has worked as a floor nurse in a rehabilitation unit for Franciscan Alliance. In her nursing journey, she started as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 1998 and graduated with an associate degree in nursing (ASN) in 2000.
"My CRRN has allowed me to stand out as a top candidate for many roles along my professional career in rehabilitation and more," says our Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN) Spotlight of the week, Lydia Hendrix, BSN, RN, CRRN.
By earning and maintaining your CRRN certification, you're showing that you're committed to providing outstanding care to individuals with a physical disability or chronic illness and helping them toward the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal health – something you already do every day.
The Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN®) exam is offered twice a year, in June and December, and offers rehab nurses the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to the field through specialty certification.
National Certified Nurses DayTM is an annual day of recognition for and by health care leaders dedicated to nursing professionalism, excellence, recognition, and service. Every March 19, employers, certification boards like the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB), education facilities, and health care providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty. Certified Nurses Day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.
We love to celebrate all the hard work Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) certificants put into their patient care and how they show their knowledge and passion by earning the CRRN. This month, we are recognizing Amy Martin-Madeley, MAEd BSN RN CRRN, and her commitment to rehabilitation nursing.
Research presented at the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) virtual conference held earlier this month assessed impressions of board-certified specialty nurses among a national sample of more than 2,000 adults. The findings are based on a comprehensive survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of ABNS in June of 2020. Among their key discoveries, Morning Consult's analysis identified that three in four adults support requiring nurses to receive a specialty nursing board certification.
The Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN®) exam is offered twice a year, in June and December, and offers rehab nurses on the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to the field through specialty certification. Due to COVID-19, nurses who sit for the December 2020 exam will have the opportunity to test from their home or office through remote proctoring.
The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) administers the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) certification program for nurses who assist individuals with disabilities and chronic illness to restore, maintain, and promote optimal health. With more than 13,000 current certificants, the CRRN has been widely recognized and respected by employers in all post-acute care settings for more than 30 years.
RNCB announces grace period and waived late fees for CRRNs due to renew in 2020 as well as remote testing for those seeking certification
The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) recognizes the undue burden and stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the nursing community. In order to support rehabilitation nurses seeking to maintain or earn their Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN®) credential during these challenging times, RNCB has temporarily adjusted CRRN deadlines, fees, and testing site options.
For many, it was a manager or colleague who introduced you to rehabilitation nursing certification and your first thought might have been, "Why would I want to spend the time or money to get certified?" Your life was busy with family, work, friends—who needs another "to do?" Eventually, you succumbed to encouragement and cajoling, and then took the exam. When you passed, you felt a sense of pride and accomplishment because becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) is a tangible validation of your professional standing as an experienced rehabilitation nurse with a documented level of knowledge and a commitment to patient care.
The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) is pleased to announce an exciting new feature for CRRN certification—digital badges. Digital badges allow CRRNs to immediately display a secure and verifiable digital badge on social networks, resumes, email signatures, and websites. It will also allow CRRNs to more easily share their certified status with employers.
In today's digital world, professionals want the option to share their credentials online. Digital badges are used in professional and social networking environments to recognize achievements and establish credibility in real time with a single click.
The digital badges—supported by BadgeCert Inc.—are third-party verifiable icons that are packed with information, or "metadata," about the issuing organization as well as when and how the credential was earned and when it will expire. They can represent accomplishments such as knowledge competency, attendance, participation, or the completion of a professional credential.
Learn more about digital badges, including how to share your badge on social, on our "What is Digital Badging?" page.
CHICAGO (November 27, 2019): The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) announced the recipient of the very first RNCB Advocacy Award at REACH 2019, ARN's Annual Educational Conference, held November 6 - 9 in Columbus, OH.
During the first quarter of this year, the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) announced the RNCB Advocacy Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize healthcare organizations that advocate for certification for rehabilitation nurses, providing support to and recognition of certified staff.