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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pathway to Presidency: Investing time for experience

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Board of Directors and Nominating and Leadership Development Committee position nominations are quickly ending next week on May 15. With the President-Elect position open for nominations, learn how the current president of the association found her way to the head of the table.

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From Goal to Leadership Role: What does it mean to be President-Elect of the association?

With the Board of Directors elections quickly approaching, hear from the current ARN President-Elect about her journey to leadership.

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2022 Call for Nominations are open through May 15. Apply for a leadership position today!

Bring your leadership skills and ideas to contribute to the future of the organization. ARN voting members in good standing are eligible to run for office and elect future leaders of ARN. ARN provides the resources and support that enable rehabilitation nurses like you to thrive in your workplace and careers. To apply for one of the positions, below, please complete your application by May 15, 2022*.

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The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) achieves ANCC reaccreditation for nursing continuing professional development

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) was granted reaccreditation for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) for an additional 4 years from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This reaccreditation proves ARN's commitment to using evidence-based criteria when developing high-quality educational activities that promote the professional growth of rehabilitation nurses.

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ARN congratulates Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital for being rated #1 in Ohio

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) gives a big congratulations to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital for Newsweek Magazine rating them the number one Best Physical Rehabilitation Center of Ohio in 2021.

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2021-2022 ARN Board installed during ARN's 2021 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference

In her last act as ARN's 2020-2021 President, Patricia A. Quigley, PhD MPH APRN CRRN FAAN FAANP FARN, installed the incoming 2021-2022 Board of Directors on November 12 at ARN's 2021 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference.

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ARN Issues Statement on Juneteenth

Read a statement from the ARN Board of Directors and DEI Task Force​.
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ARN Issues Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

As Americans prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday this week, we also commemorate the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder at the hands of police last Memorial Day on May 25, 2020. Since Mr. Floyd's death, ARN has been steadfast in its commitment to condemn unjust treatment, acts of racism, and discrimination. It is in this spirit that the ARN Board of Directors and members of the ARN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force share this statement today regarding the April 2021 Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict. 

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Implications and Experiences in Postacute Care—Rehabilitation, Long-Term Acute Care, and Skilled Nursing

ARN Board Member Mary Ellen Hatch explores long-term COVID-19 implications in new article 

Last year began with plans to celebrate nurses as the World Health Organization designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Then just a few months into the new year, the COVID-19 pandemic created a massive challenge that nurses and healthcare providers worldwide stepped up to handle. Now as these same nurses and healthcare providers begin reflecting on the past year to both continue fighting COVID-19 as well as to begin assessing how to take steps into a post-pandemic future, leaders like Mary Ellen Hatch, MSN RN CRRN, are beginning to publish their insights and experiences.  

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2020-2021 ARN Board installed during REACH 2020

In her last act as ARN's 2019-2020 President, Barbara J. Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN installed the incoming 2020-2021 Board of Directors on October 22 at the ARN Annual Member's Meeting during the REACH 2020 virtual conference.  

Dr. Patricia A. Quigley installed as ARN President  

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