Fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Look for the 2024 Fellow Nominations
The ARN Fellow Designation (FARN) is the most distinguished level of membership, as well as a public hallmark of professional esteem.
Nurses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in rehabilitation nursing and have provided notable contributions, service, and commitment to the specialty and the association can apply to be a Fellow of ARN.
Areas considered for the distinction include participation and leadership in ARN, consultation, research, education, practice, administration, advocacy, and public service.
Good to Know:
- This sample scoring matrix is used by the Fellows Selection Committee. This guide is an example of how the committee determines sufficient leadership, activities, and contributions to qualify. When the application period opens, use the scoring matrix posted with the application.
- All applicants' sponsors will be required to fill out a sponsorship form to support their nomination.
Benefits of Becoming a Fellow:
- Entitlement to use the FARN credential.
- Recognition from peers and the public as a rehabilitation nursing expert.
- Access to a network of colleagues to address concerns about the rehabilitation nursing specialty.
- Sense of achievement while wearing the FARN pin and displaying the FARN certificate.
Download these tips on how to apply for a fellowship.
2023 Fellow Application Instructions
Congratulations to the 2023 ARN Fellows
Tony Hilton, DrPH RN MSN FNP CRRN FARN
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Program, Manager, Veterans Health Administration
Rebecca Koszalinski, PhD MS RN CRRN FARN
Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Pamala Larsen, PhD MS RN FARN
Editor-in-Chief, Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ)
Kathleen Stevens, PhD MSN RN CRRN NE-BC FARN
Director, Nursing Education, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Lalita Thompson, MSN RN CRRN FARN
Coordinator II ITB Pump Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann
2022 Fellows of ARN
Susan L. Dean-Baar
Patricia Garvin Higgins
2021 Fellows of ARN
Mary Ellen Hatch
2020 Fellows of ARN
2019 Fellows of ARN