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. 

2020 ARN Fellows Application

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

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

2019 Fellows of ARN

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

Fellow Application Checklist

When applications are open, each applicant is expected to provide an applicant statement, letter of commitment, and current CV. All applications need to be emailed in, and the nonrefundable $225 application fee can be submitted via check or credit card.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application has been received by the ARN National Office. 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.

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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