Fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

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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. 

The 2021 application window is now open. Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm CT on September 30, 2021.

2021 ARN Fellows Application

2021 Fellowship Sponsor Form

New this year, the Fellowship Selection Committee is pleased to provide a rubric to serve as a guideline to better understand what the committee is looking for and to help guide those interested through the application. As a reminder, one of the two sponsors must be a current Fellow of ARN. If you need assistance getting in contact with a Fellow, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 Fellowship Application Rubric

Benefits of FARN

Why would you want to be a Fellow of ARN?

  • Entitlement to use the FARN credential.
  • Recognition from peers and the public as a rehabilitation nursing expert.
  • Access to a network of like colleagues to address concerns about the rehabilitation nursing specialty.
  • Sense of achievement while wearing the FARN pin and displaying the FARN certificate.

2020 Fellows of ARN

Michele Cournan
Anne Leclaire
Leslie Neal-Boylan
Tina Roma-Fisher
Gail Sims
Stephanie Vaughn
Donna Williams

2019 Fellows of ARN

Crystal Barker
Michelle Camicia
Grace Campbell
Norma Clanin
Kathy Clark
Sally Gutierrez
Tiffany LeCroy
Kristen Mauk
Donna Patterson-Jernigan
Karen Preston
Patricia Quigley
Jill Rye
Ann Smith
Margaret Williams
Wendy Wintersgill

Fellow Application Checklist

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their complete application has been received by the ARN National Office on or before the posted deadline. If a receipt for the application has not been received by the submission deadline, the applicant has 30 days to contact the ARN National Office. No applications will be reviewed after this deadline. A nonrefundable $225 application fee can be submitted via check or credit card and is also due by the posted deadline.

Learn about the application process directly from members of the FARN Task Force

In fall 2020, members of the FARN Task Force recorded a webinar presentation designed to help members further understand the history of ARN's fellowship program and interpret application guidelines by presenting examples of members whose applications were previously accepted. View the webinar >

If you have questions about the FARN designation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.229.7530.

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