ARN Member Awards

ARN offers members an opportunity to acknowledge peers and colleagues for their exemplary work and service. Exceptional rehabilitation nurses deserve recognition for their contributions to rehabilitation nursing. Supervisors, colleagues, or family members can submit nominations. Some awards are self-nominating and ARN members can nominate themselves!

The deadline to apply for 2022 ARN Member Awards is August 25, 2022.

Recipients will be announced in September.

Scholarships:

  • Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship
  • Bachelor of Science Scholarship (BSN)
  • Graduate School Scholarship

Awards:

  • Direct Patient Care Nurse Award
  • Patient Advocacy Award
  • Nurse Educator Award
  • CRRN Advocacy Award

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship

Attend ARN's 2022 Rehab Nursing Conference
The Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship covers one full hybrid registration fee for a first-time attendee to ARN’s 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference. Attend the conference both in-person in San Diego and virtually to earn continuing education credits and connect with your rehab nursing community.

Value: $799+

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be an active ARN Member
  • Must be an active Registered Nurse currently practicing in the specialty of rehabilitation nursing
  • Must be a first-time conference goer and have never previously attended an ARN conference

The scholarship covers the registration fee for one nurse. Transportation to and from the conference as well as accommodations while at the meeting must be covered by the scholarship recipient.

Selection
To be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. All scholarship applicants will be notified in August. 

You will be required to upload a headshot. 

Bachelor of Science (BSN) Scholarship

Apply to earn financial assistance in rehabilitation nursing from ARN
The ARN scholarship program provides financial assistance to rehabilitation nurses working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

Award: $1,500

Eligibility:
Rehabilitation nurses who meet these criteria are eligible for the scholarship:

  • Must be an active ARN member
  • Current enrollment in a BSN degree program, in good standing, and successful completion of at least one course.
  • Current practice in rehabilitation nursing.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in rehabilitation nursing.

Members of the ARN Board of Directors and their staff are not eligible for the scholarships.

Application process
To be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified in September. Payment will be made to the scholarship recipient before the end of the year. 

You will be required to upload a headshot. 

Graduate School Scholarship

Apply to earn financial assistance for your graduate school from ARN
ARN offers financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to nurses working toward a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a doctorate degree in nursing (PhD, DNP, DNS/DNSc).


Award:
$1,500

Eligibility:

  • Membership and involvement in ARN
  • Current enrollment in a graduate level degree program, in good standing, and successful completion of at least one course
  • Current practice in rehabilitation nursing
  • Minimum of two years of experience in rehabilitation nursing
  • CRRN is preferred, but not required

Application process
To be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified in September. Payment will be made to the scholarship recipient before the end of the year. 

You will be required to upload a headshot. 

 

AWARDS

Direct Patient Care Award

This award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role.

Do you know a colleague, family member, or fellow rehabilitation nurse that deserves an award for their role in direct patient care? Apply for them to be considered for the Direct Patient Care Award. Individuals classified as nurse managers or nurse specialists are not eligible to apply for the staff nurse award.

Tip for your nomination: Contact the nominee’s Vice-President of Nursing, manager, etc. for specific examples to demonstrate why they meet the award criteria.

Nomination: Applicant is submitting a nominee (not self-nominating).

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active ARN member
  • Employed as rehabilitation nurse practicing in a direct patient care role
  • CRRN certification is required

Application process
For your nominee to be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All winners will be notified in September. 

You will be required to upload a headshot of the nominee. 

Patient Advocacy Award Application

This award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who has demonstrated leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding patient care.

Have you or a colleague recently demonstrated leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding patient care? Areas for advocacy may include:

  • Improving patient resources
  • Increasing access to care
  • Providing education to elected officials or community members (e.g. helping elected officials understand how an issue impacts rehabilitation nursing patients and providers or acting as a resource to community members to help navigate the healthcare system)  

Nomination: Applicant is submitting a nominee, or self-nominating.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active ARN member
  • CRRN certification is required

Application process
For your nominee to be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All winners will be notified in September. 

You will be required to upload a headshot. 

Nurse Educator Award Application

This award recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care through an academic or educational role.

Nominate someone who demonstrate leadership ability and effectiveness in the educational development and mentoring of rehabilitation nurses or students and support the advancement of rehabilitation nurses through continuing or formal education would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Nomination: Applicant is submitting a nominee (not self-nominating).

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active ARN member
  • Must have a minimum of a BSN degree
  • Must be employed as a nurse practicing in an academic or education role
  • CRRN certification is required

Application process
For your nominee to be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All winners will be notified in September. 

You will be required to upload a headshot of the nominee. 

CRRN Advocacy Award

This award is to recognize healthcare organizations that advocate for certification for rehabilitation nurses, providing support to and recognition of certified staff.

ARN recognized organizations who provide patient and client care that employ rehabilitation nurses.

Nomination: Applicant is submitting a nominee, or self-nominating.

Eligibility:

  • Organizations providing patient/client care that employ rehabilitation nurses
  • Organizations include, but are not limited to, inpatient rehabilitation units, long term acute care, home health care, skilled nursing, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation centers, and health systems.
  • A unit or division of an organization is eligible

Application process
For your nominee to be considered, application materials must be received by August 25, 2022. 

Selection
The recipient will be selected by ARN based on the application materials provided. All winners will be notified in September. 

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