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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. 

The Fellow designation (FARN) is the most distinguished level of membership and a hallmark of professional esteem within rehabilitation nursing. It is awarded to nurses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and have provided notable contributions, service, and commitment to the specialty and to ARN.

Congratulations to the following members on their achievement:

Susan L. Dean-Baar, PhD RN CENP FAAN FARN

Anne Deutsch, PHD RN CRRN FARN

Patricia Garvin Higgins, PHN MN RN CNS CRRN FARN

Jorilynn Lima, DNP, RN, NE-BC CRRN FARN


Beverly Reigle, PHD RN FARN

Upon induction, the fellows will be expected to:

  • Support the goals, mission, and strategic plan of ARN;
  • Advocate for adults with physical challenges and chronic health issues in cooperation with ARN and outside the organization to help transform America's health care system;
  • Offer your talents and expertise to the organization as requested by the ARN Board; and,
  • Participate in activities of the Fellows.

The ARN Board of Directors and staff congratulate these nurses for their dedication and expertise in the rehabilitation nursing specialty.

Photo Above: Fellowship Selection Committee Chair, Karen Preston, Karen Preston, PHN MS CRRN FIALCP FARN and Vice Chair, Tiffany LeCroy, MSN RN ACNS-BC FNP-C FARN CRRN welcome the in-person FARN winners at ARN's 2022 Rehab Nursing Conference. From left: ARN President Maria Radwanski MSN RN CRRN CMGT-BC FARN, Jorilynn Lima, DNP, RN, NE-BC CRRN FARN, Patricia Garvin Higgins, PHN MN RN CNS CRRN FARN, and Susan L. Dean-Baar, PhD RN CENP FARN. Not pictured: Bev Reigle, PHD RN FARN and Anne Deutsch, PHD RN CRRN FARN.

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