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Registration for the 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference is Now Open – Early Bird Rates Available through April 1

in celebrating ARN's 50th conference at the this August. ARN is proud to continue to provide rehabilitation nurses with scheduling options to attend conferences through their busy schedules. Receive your CEUs from inspirational live sessions and on-demand recordings when you attend both virtually (August 5 and 6) and in-person (August 11-13) in San Antonio, TX.

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Prepare for the CRRN Exam with Virtual Live Instruction Classes

Minimize your test-taking stress by enrolling in ARN's CRRN Success Suite, a comprehensive package of videos, study guides, and virtual live instruction classes. Spring 2024 Virtual Live Instruction begins on March 27th and will conclude on May 15th. Virtual Live Instruction is a series of eight two-hour-long sessions, ideal for those who prefer guided learning in the comfort of home or office. Led by experienced CRRN educators, these weekly sessions cover exam topics in a practical format with ample opportunities for discussions and questions and answers. Sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays from 3 – 5:00 pm CT, March 27 – May 15. All sessions are recorded so you can rewatch or catch up on a missed session.  

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Improve Your Leadership Skills with Three New Courses

ARN has partnered with Walden University College of Nursing to offer three leadership courses. Below is a brief overview of each course.

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ARN 2023 Award Winner

Congratulations to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) member award winners. Several awards were presented at ARN's 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference last August in Providence, Rhode Island, including the President's Award.

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ARN Health Policy Digest - January 2024

We are pleased to present the January issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Introducing the 2024 RNCB Board of Directors

The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) develops, administers, and evaluates the certification program for rehabilitation nursing. The mission of the RNCB is to promote excellence in care by validating qualifications and specialized knowledge in the rehabilitation nursing specialty. Our RNCB directors are the shepherds of that mission, supporting the more than 13,000 CRRNs and bringing the program into the future so it can continue to serve the rehabilitation nursing community.

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RNJ Trending Topics: January/February 2024

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive the January/February issue in the mail. Check out a preview of the articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue.

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President's Message: My Nursing Journey and How You Can Make an Impact on ARN's 50th Anniversary

Maureen Musto, MS APRN-CNS ACNS-BC CRRN FARN, president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) for the 2023–2025 term, shares her story on becoming a rehabilitation nurse and her leadership journey in practice and as an ARN volunteer.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is proud to announce its golden milestone - 50 years of unwavering commitment to advancing the field of rehabilitation nursing. Since our founding in 1974, we have been at the forefront of promoting excellence, innovation, and compassion in the care of individuals undergoing rehabilitation.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – December 2023

We are pleased to present the December issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Join ARN's New Engagement Committee

ARN's volunteer opportunities are expanding with a new committee focused on member initiatives and improvements. The new ARN Engagement Committee maintains a forward-thinking approach in all engagement initiatives involving ARN's members, CRRN®, and non-members.

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Incoming Board President's Official Statement to Membership

​Incoming Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Board of Directors President, Maureen Musto, MS RN APRN-CNS ACNS-BC CRRN FARN, addresses ARN membership after the unexpected passing of the ARN Board of Directors President, Mary Ellen Hatch, MSN RN CRRN FARN. 

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Present Your Way at ARN's 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference

When you present at ARN's 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference, you're in control of not just the subject matter, but also the format of your presentation. Don't feel confined to delivering a TED Talk on rehabilitation! Explore the diverse options available to convey your knowledge and insights to your fellow rehabilitation nursing community. 

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ARN Health Policy Digest - November 2023

We are pleased to present the November issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses. 

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In Memoriam: ARN Board President, Mary Ellen Hatch

It is with deep sorrow that the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) share news of the passing of our esteemed and beloved 2023-2024 Board President, Mary Ellen Hatch, MSN RN CRRN FARN, on Sunday, November 12, 2023, following an unexpected medical emergency.  Let's take a moment to reflect on her outstanding achievements within ARN and the rehabilitation nursing world.

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How to Identify and Present on Learning Gaps

ARN's Rehabilitation Nursing Conference is renowned for delivering exceptional educational content. To ensure a commitment to delivering the latest advances in rehabilitation, the ARN Conference Planning Subcommittee diligently identifies and addresses areas where knowledge or professional practice gaps exist. 

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Meet the Dedicated Volunteers Behind the CRRN® Success Suite

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) would like to recognize the dedicated individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of ARN's new , available now. This suite of Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) test prep packages is designed to support test-takers throughout the studying process based on individual learning needs. Sign up for the December CRRN exam by the final deadline, November 1.

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President's Message: My Unexpected Path to Rehabilitation

Mary Ellen Hatch, MSN RN CRRN FARN, the President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) for the 2023-2024 term, extends a heartfelt message to ARN members and the wider public, reflecting on her unexpected path to nursing and leadership. 

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ARN Health Policy Digest - October 2023

We are pleased to present the October issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses. 

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2023 Award Winner Spotlight: Direct Patient Care Nurse

Congratulations to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) member award winners. These awards were presented at ARN's 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference this August in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Dr. Amy Hester Inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Amy Hester PhD, RN, BC, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, HD Nursing, LLC has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy). Dr, Hester is the 2022-2023 Chair of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Advancing Science and Practice Committee.  Congratulations on your honor, Dr. Hester! 

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2023 Award Winner Spotlight: Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship

​Congratulations to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) member award winners. These awards were presented at ARN's 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference this August in Providence, Rhode Island.

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ARN Health Policy Digest - September 2023

We are pleased to present the September issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses. 

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It's Here: ARN's New CRRN Success Suite

ARN is pleased to announce the new CRRN Success Suite, available now. This suite of Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) test prep packages is designed to support test-takers throughout the studying process based on individual learning needs. 

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RNJ Trending Topics: September/October

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your September/October issue in the mail. Check out a preview of the articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue. Also this month, continue to see the new covers for the RNJ

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Help Wanted: Volunteer and be Part of the Future of Rehabilitation Nursing

​The 2023 Call for Volunteers is now open! Take the next steps in your rehab nursing career by working alongside some of the top-tier professionals in your field.No matter your availability, skills, or experience - there is an opportunity for everyone! This article, by Linda Pierce, PhD MSN RN CRRN FAAN, a long-time ARN member and volunteer, shares her thoughts about the importance of volunteering and the valuable experience that you can gain.

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2023 ARN Fellows Announced

Join the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) as we congratulate the 2023 inducted class of Fellows on earning their ARN Fellow Designation (FARN) designation. 

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2023 Call for Volunteers Now Open

ARN is now looking for volunteers for 2024 and has many ways for you to get involved. Position yourself as a thought leader, surround yourself with like-minded professionals, and share your interest through an ARN engagement or volunteer opportunity. No matter your availability, skills, or experience - there is an opportunity for everyone! The deadline to apply is September 30.

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ARN to Launch New CRRN Exam Prep Course in October

If you weren't able to attend ARN's Rehab Nursing Conference, you may have missed the big announcement of our new CRRN Success Suite, coming this October. This suite of CRRN test prep packages are designed to support test-takers throughout the studying process based on individual learning needs.

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The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 2023-2024 Board of Directors Installed

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership voted to approve new members to their leadership board, who were installed during ARN's 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference on August 18, 2023, in Providence, RI.

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The #REHAB2023 Website and App Are Live

We look forward to seeing you both virtually and in-person at ARN's 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference. Whether you're online or joining us in Providence, RI, we have the tools and technology needed for you to easily navigate your schedules, submit your evaluations, and connect with your rehab nursing community.  

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ARN Health Policy Digest - July 2023

We are pleased to present the July issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses. 

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2024 Call for Proposals Now Open

Be part of ARN's 50th rehabilitation nursing conference. Submit your proposals reflective of quality improvement, evidence-based practice, research, education, leadership, and/or program evaluation ARN's 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference in August 2024. This event will be presented in a hybrid setting, both virtually (dates to be announced soon) and in-person (August 11-13) in San Antonio, TX.  

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In-Person Chapter Leaders Event at Conference

Please join the Chapter Support Committee as we welcome all chapter leaders on August 16, 2023, 9 - 10 AM, for a 1-hour in-person session Providence, RI.

All chapter board members are invited. Meet other board members while you learn from each other in a roundtable setting. 

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Not Receiving ARN Emails? This May Help...

If you or a colleague have not been receiving emails from ARN consistently, you could be unsubscribed or your employer could have a firewall in place. Learn more about what may be occurring when it comes to receiving emails from ARN to your inbox. 

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See the New SIG Structure

ARN heard your feedback and is excited to announce our new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that will be launching this year at ! ARN has begun focusing all of our existing SIGs into these four (4) SIGs to increase opportunities and engagement within our SIGs.

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Help the Next Generation of CRRN Test Takers

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is currently developing a new and robust CRRN prep course curriculum for release this fall. We are looking for subject matter experts in the rehabilitation nursing community - and we need your help in editing and developing practice test/quiz questions for the CRRN prep courses. Sign-up by June 28

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RNJ Trending Topics: June and July

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your July/August issue in the mail. Check out a preview of the articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue. Also this month, see the NEW cover and logo. 

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ARN Health Policy Digest - June 2023

We are pleased to present the June issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Register for the ARN Annual Member Meeting

Register for this year's Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 3 - 4:30 PM CST. Hear from ARN leadership about upcoming initiatives and connect with other members. Register Now

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2024 Elections are Now Open

 Cast your vote for the 2024 slate to approve the Board of Directors and Nominating and Leadership Development Committee! 

On June 8, you should have received a ballot via email with the subject line "Your ARN 2024 Board Elections Ballot." This email contains your link to complete a ballot for the 2024 ARN election. If you do not see that email, please check your spam folder, and feel free to reach out to .

As a voting member of ARN, you have the opportunity to vote on the slate that represents the incoming leadership of ARN. Learn more about this year's candidates and vote by July 15, 2023, to make your voice be heard. 
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RNJ Readership Survey Results

​ARN recently sent out a one-question survey asking readers (and non-readers) what topics they would like to see more of in the Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ). See the topics, below, and consider submitting articles to the RNJ! 

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Contribute to the 50th Rehab Nursing Conference by Joining the Planning Team

Contribute your ideas, review past conference evaluations, recruit speakers, select educational content, and so much more when you join the 2023 Conference Planning Subcommittee. See the qualifications, below, and learn more about how you can volunteer to plan ARN's 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference both virtually and in-person for ARN's 50th conference celebration. Submit your application by June 30th to be considered. 

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Chapter Leaders and Members invited to Upcoming Webinar

On June 21, 2023, at 12 PM CST, the ARN Chapter Support Committee invites all chapter leaders and members to the webinar "ARN Education for Chapters" to learn how to develop and present CEUs to your chapter.  

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2023 ARN Awards and Scholarships Now Open

Celebrate accomplishments and recognize your peers or yourself with ARN's Member Awards and Scholarships, now open through June 15, 2023.

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REflections of You: Happy Nurses Month

ARN Board of Directors President, Maria Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN CMGT-BC FARN, uses this Nurses Month's theme of showcasing descriptive "re"hab nursing verbs and adjectives in action to describe our members and community. Radwanski goes on to discuss "The Present, the New, and the Future of REhabilitation Nursing" in her letter to the membership for this Nurses Month, below. 

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Volunteer to Be a Breakout Moderator at #REHAB2023

We can't wait to see everyone at ARN's 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference! Are you looking to do more than just attend #REHAB2023? Volunteer as a Breakout Moderator! 

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9 Ways Rehabilitation Nurses can Maintain a Healthy Well-Being

This Nurses Month (May 1-31), we are celebrating the incredible work our members, and all nurses, do to support patients and families. May is also Mental Health Awareness month. In line with the American Nurses Association's (ANA) first week of Nurses Month of self-care, ARN joins the conversation to support our rehab nurses in ways to improve your self-care and remind you to put yourself first. 

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ARN Celebrates Nurses Month this May

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) joins the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating Nurses Month this May. While nurses deserve to be recognized more than just one month or a week out of a year, ARN would like to take this time to acknowledge the impact that rehabilitation nurses make throughout the year.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – April 2023

We are pleased to present the April issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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RNJ Trending Topics: May and June

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your May/June issue in the mail. Check out a preview of the articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue.

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The Role of Rehabilitation Throughout Cancer Treatment

Rehabilitation is a healthcare service that can help people maximize their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions. A rehabilitation program can benefit patients diagnosed with severe cancer like mesothelioma, a rare form of respiratory cancer.  Meanwhile, you might ask: how can rehabilitation help during a patient's cancer treatment? What rehabilitation therapies exist for people with cancer? 

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ARN Celebrates National Volunteer Week

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) would like to take this week (April 16-22) to recognize our hard working committees and volunteers who make a big difference in the organization and throughout the field of rehabilitation. Hear from President of ARN, Maria Radwanski MSN FARN RN CRRN CMGT-BC, as she pens a letter to our volunteers, and see the list of our committees who move this organization forward through their hard work and efforts. 

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5 Reasons to Join the ARN Board of Directors

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the rehabilitation field? Do you have the skills and experience to help guide the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) towards success? If so, we invite you to consider applying for one of the five open positions on our Board of Directors and Nomination and Leadership Development Committee. Applications are open through April 15. 

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RNJ Corner: March 2023

Hear from Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) Editor-in-Chief, Pamela Larsen's updates on renaming of the 'This n' That' article, and her encouragement for more clinical consultations to be submitted in a less formal format for the journal. 

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ARN Board of Directors and Fellow Applications Now Open

On March 15, ARN is opening nominations for both the Board of Directors and Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLD) as well as the applications to become a Fellow of ARN (FARN). 

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From staff nurse to professor: A look into the many paths of a rehab nurse

With the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Board of Directors elections currently open until April 15, we dive into one of our current members who has a unique background to pair with her leadership on the board. The current ARN Board of Directors Secretary-Treasurer, Grace Campbell, PhD MSW RN CNL CRRN FARN, shares a look into her day and proves that no two rehab nursing paths are the same.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – March 2023

We are pleased to present the February issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Reimagining Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with your help

ARN is reimagining the SIG structure as we desire to offer more resources and tools that match the needs of our members. Take the survey, below, to tell us about your personal interests in rehabilitation.

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We had coffee with the ARN President - here's what you missed

On March 14, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) invited all members to attend "Coffee with the President," a casual chat where ARN Board of Directors President, Maria Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN CMGT-BC FARN, asked members questions, gave organization updates, and opened a safe space to share stories.

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RNJ Trending Topics: March and April

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your March/April issue in the mail. Check out a preview of the articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue.

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Receive up to $10,000 in funding with these 3 grants

​Thanks to the generous member and nonmember donors who continue to support the mission of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF), the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses' (ARN) Advancing Science and Practice Committee (ASPC) will oversee three (3) new grant opportunities with funding up to $10,000 each! The deadline for all grants is June 1, 2023. 

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In Conversation: ARN and TIRR Memorial Hermann discuss TIRR as a National Rehabilitation Innovation Center, signed into law by President Joe Biden

On January 5, 2023, Congress passed the Dr. Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act of 2022, recognizing a leading class of pioneering rehabilitation research facilities across the country, including TIRR Memorial Hermann, which set the standard for ongoing study and patient care.

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Save the Date: Coffee with the President

Members, join us for a fun, online chat with the current President of the ARN Board of Directors, Maria Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN CMGT-BC FARN! 

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ARN Health Policy Digest – February 2023

We are pleased to present the February issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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The RNF is looking for grant reviewers

Support the future of rehabilitation nursing practice by applying to become a grant reviewer by March 13. As healthcare technology advances, more people are surviving injuries and diseases that once would have been fatal. People experiencing chronic illness are living longer, and the need for rehabilitation services continues to expand.
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ARN Health Policy Digest – January 2023

We are pleased to present the January issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Introducing the 2023 RNCB Board of Directors

The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) develops, administers, and evaluates the certification program for rehabilitation nursing. The mission of the RNCB is to promote excellence in care by validating qualifications and specialized knowledge in the rehabilitation nursing specialty. Our RNCB directors are the shepherds of that mission, supporting the more than 13,000 CRRNs and bringing the program into the future so it can continue to serve the rehabilitation nursing community.

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ARN Co-Founder and former Executive Director Dagny Engle, RN CAE, dies at 87

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the Association Management Center (AMC) are regretful to announce the passing of ARN and AMC co-founder Dagny Engle, RN CAE, on January 2, 2023.  

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ARN Health Policy Digest – December 2022

We are pleased to present the December issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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President's Message: What this new year could hold for you

While the winter season falls upon us with all the sparkle, glitter, and magic of the holidays and the promises that a new year brings, I know that you are hard at work bringing encouragement, empowerment, and hope to your patients and families. The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is grateful to you for your mentorship, advocacy, and volunteerism as you provide support for your organization, peers, and work colleagues.

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: Patient Advocacy Award

This award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who has demonstrated leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding patient care. This award winner has demonstrated leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding patient care by improving patient resources, increasing access to care, providing education to elected officials or community members, and more. Congratulations to this year's winner, Denise Comeaux MSN RN CRRN NEA-BC! 

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Award Winner Spotlight: CRRN Advocacy Award

The CRRN Advocacy Award recognizes healthcare organizations that advocate for certification for rehabilitation nurses and provide support to and recognition of certified staff.

This year's winner showed incredible dedication to CRRN certification. Congratulations to Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation!

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: Nurse Educator

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

This honor goes to someone who demonstrates leadership ability and effectiveness in the educational development and mentoring of rehabilitation nurses or students and supports the advancement of rehabilitation nurses through continuing or formal education. Congratulations to this year's winner, Yvette Salas, MSN CRRN!

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ARN Health Policy Digest – November 2022

We are pleased to present the November issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: Direct Patient Care Award

This award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role. This award allows colleagues, family members, or a fellow rehab nurses to nominate someone who they see as going above and beyond in their every day profession. Congratulations to this year's winner, Tianna Fontanez, RN CRRN! 

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What is it like to be a rehab nurse in a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) setting?

"We celebrate Veterans Day and all the caregivers who provide rehabilitation programs to our veterans." – Tony Hilton, DrPH RN MSN FNP CRRN

This Veterans Day, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) would like to thank those who have served our country and shine a light on all our members and nurses who provide care to those who have served. 

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RNJ Corner: This n' That

In the January/February issue of Rehabilitation Nursing, there will be a new feature titled This n' That. This is an opportunity for you to share stories of your professional experiences. The editorial board and I are 'feeling our way' with this new feature. Sometimes the feature may offer short stories/vignettes from several contributors. Other times, the entire feature may be one story. For instance, in the January/February issue, there is one story on management of a patient with polypharmacy.

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship

The Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship covers one full hybrid registration fee for a first-time attendee to ARN's Rehabilitation Nursing Conference. Those who applied this year for the scholarship were able to attend the conference both in-person in San Diego and online, for free, to earn continuing education credits and connect with their rehab nursing community. Congratulations to this year's winner, Michelle Hepburn, RN MSN! 

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ARN Health Policy Digest – October 2022

We are pleased to present the October issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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Why should you consider joining the RNCB?

The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) is applications for four open leadership positions beginning in January 2023 only until this Thursday, October 28. Hear from incoming chairperson, Tracey Connolly, MSN RN AGCNS-BC CRRN WCC, about her personal experience with being on the RNCB. 

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: ARN Inducts the 2022 Class of Fellows

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) inducted its class of six Fellows of ARN at the 48th annual Rehabilitation Nursing Conference on Friday, September 23, at the in-person event in San Diego, California. 

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: President's Award

The ARN President's Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of rehabilitation nursing and to ARN. The current president at the time may select a recipient for this award, which does not have to be given each year. The President's Award is given at the president's sole discretion, and immediate Past President, Jill Rye, DNP RN CRRN CNL FARN, made her selection during ARN's 2022 Rehab Nursing Conference. 

Congratulations to this year's winner,  Stephanie Vaughn, PhD RN FAHA FARN CRRN!

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2022 Award Winner Spotlight: Distinguished Service Award

2022 Distinguished Service Award Winner Selected by the ARN Board of Directors, this award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to rehabilitation nursing and to the organization. This award is given to a member who has demonstrated leadership by participation in ARN activities on a national, regional, and chapter level.

Congratulations to this year's winner, Karen Preston, PHN MS CRRN FIALCP FARN!

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ARN Health Policy Digest – September 2022

We are pleased to present the September issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses. 

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The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 2022-2023 Board of Directors Installed

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership voted to approve new members to their leadership board, who were installed during ARN's 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference on September 23, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

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President’s Message: What Fills Your Cup?

2022-2023 Board of Directors President, Maria Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN FARN, pens her first letter to membership. 

Have you ever considered that we live on the third rock from a giant fireball that spins at a rate of 1,000 miles per hour as it travels 584 million miles a year around that fiery orb? And while that is happening, we have a little spot on this spinning rock that we call our own? In typical fashion, we form a community based on where we live. But just because we live close to others doesn't necessarily mean we act much like a community of connected people. Let's take a look at how we can connect as and to the community.

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A Presidential Farewell: Jill Rye’s final note as president

Dear Colleagues,

It has been my privilege to serve as your ARN President over the last year as we identified opportunities, strengthened our resilience, and enhanced our ability to support you and your patients.

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See the 2022 ARN Bylaws changes that can open doors to new leadership

We are excited to share the good news that the ARN membership have resoundingly approved the recently proposed Bylaws changes.

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The Call for Abstracts is now open!

ARN is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals reflective of quality improvement, evidence-based practice, research, education, leadership, and/or program evaluation for the 2023 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference, which is taking place August 14–18, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF-PAI) Resource

ARN wants to be sure that we prepare our members for the upcoming changes the FY 2023 IRF-PAI final rule on October 1, 2022. Use this resource to sort through new information and processes to better understand upcoming changes for yourself or staff. Download this tip sheet for a simple checklist to help you prepare for upcoming changes.

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Hear from #REHAB2022 keynote speaker, Kelsey Tainsh

Kelsey Tainsh has been through more in her 31 years than most will endure in a lifetime. Successfully overcoming a brain tumor at only 5 years of age, Kelsey went on to be a happy, healthy kid and a champion athlete. 10 years later, at 15, it all came crashing down when the tumor returned followed by a crippling stroke.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – August 2022

We are pleased to present the August issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – July 2022

We are pleased to present the July issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – June 2022

We are pleased to present the June issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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ARN Health Policy Digest – April 2022

We are pleased to present the April issue of the ARN Health Policy Digest. This member benefit provides updates on health policy and legislative and regulatory developments that may be of interest to rehabilitation nurses.

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ARN members save big on tuition!

ARN is proud to introduce two new partnerships with Chamberlain University and Walden University that empower our ARN members to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to the global nursing rehab community. Learn about tuition savings opportunities for ARN Members and other benefits.

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ARN opens opportunities for members to win awards and scholarships

 

This Monday, July 25, ARN has opened applications for their annual awards and scholarship opportunities. Nominate yourself, your organization, or your colleagues for numerous chances to be recognized for outstanding services in rehabilitation nursing.

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About Your June CRRN 2022 Exam Results Delay

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is aware of our June 2022 Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) exam test takers' experience, and we hope to bring clarity to the situation. We greatly appreciate your feedback and patience during this time. We'd like to shed light on the root cause of the delay, which is the exam standard setting process.

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4 things to know about the Quality Improvement Grant with Dr. Amy Hester

The ARN Advancing Science and Practice Committee is providing the opportunity for up to (2) winners of a Quality Improvement Grant, which focuses on improvement projects within rehabilitation. Applications will remain open until July 15, 2022. 

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