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

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
Anne Deutsch
Patricia Garvin Higgins
Jorilynn Lima
Maria Radwanski
Bev Reigle

2021 Fellows of ARN

Mary Ellen Hatch
Barbara Lutz
Maureen Musto

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

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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