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|Saturday, March 01, 2014|
|RNF Grant Application Deadline
The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) is a tax-exempt foundation established in 1976 by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). RNF has six grants available totaling over $34,500.
The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation offers $30,000 in the form of multiple grants for research and EBP projects that address the clinical practice, educational or administrative dimensions of rehabilitation nursing. The New Investigator Research Award grants up to $10,000 for nurses who are novice researchers. Two EBP Project Grants (New Investigator awards up to $1500 and Fellow awards up to $2500) are to promote the translation of research into practice. Up to two Research Fellow Grants to support experienced researchers will be awarded from the remaining funds.
RNF also cosponsors two grants. The Sigma Theta Tau International grant offers $4,500 for one nursing research project related to rehabilitation nursing. The principal investigator for this grant must have a master's degree in nursing. RNF also sponsors a grant through the American Nurses Foundation in the amount of $5000. Complete details are available at www.anfonline.org/MainCategory/NursingResearchGrant.aspx.
For more information, visit http://www.rehabnurse.org/about/content/Rehab-Nursing-Foundation.html.
|Monday, March 03, 2014|
|ARN Board Of Directors Nominations Deadline
Leadership and professionalism are core values identified in the ARN strategic plan that is used to guide the future direction of the association. ARN strives to provide visionary leadership that reflects the diverse interests and needs of its members. In order to realize this vision, dynamic leaders are needed to serve on the board of directors and nominating committee.
Nominations are now open for the following positions.
- President-elect (1 year followed by 1 year as President)
- Two Directors (3 year term)
- Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (3 year term)
To obtain a candidate application, contact Alice Taylor at
Any ARN voting member in good standing is eligible to run for office. The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee will place no more than two of the best-qualified candidates on the ballot for each open position.
For more information, visit http://www.rehabnurse.org/about/content/CallForNominations.html.
|Wednesday, March 12, 2014|
|ARN March Webinar
What Engages Rehabilitation Nurses: Creating a Satisfying Work-Life Balance
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
2:00-3:15 pm EST
Register online or by calling 800.229.7530
In a recent poll of ARN members, two thirds reported having issues with work-life balance and staff nurse engagement. This webinar will explore some of the myths and realities behind this issue and provide practical strategies and approaches to increase engagement and establish a better balance. Nurse engagement has been shown to have a direct impact on quality outcomes, and evidence from the literature related to nurse engagement will be analyzed from the perspectives of individual engagement, work-group engagement, magnet principles, and empowerment. The variables that can predict nursing engagement, both from the individual nurse and work-group perspectives, will be presented, as well as strategies for creating an optimum work-life balance.
- Differentiate myths from reality related to job stress and job satisfaction
- Identify the source of stress and frustration for the staff nurse within the work environment
- Evaluate the staff nurse role in terms of empowerment, engagement, and leadership
- Analyze strategies for increasing staff nurse engagement
For more information, visit http://www.rehabnurse.org/membership/content/ARN-Webcast.html.
|Wednesday, March 19, 2014|
|Friday, March 21, 2014|
|Competency Model Feedback Deadline
For the past several months, a team of rehabilitation nursing experts has been creating a comprehensive competency model for rehabilitation nursing. Identified as a critical need in ARN’s Strategic Plan, the model serves to identify the core competencies critical to the professional role of a rehabilitation nurse. While the skilled application of specific nursing interventions is always important, the model also seeks to define the higher-order characteristics of a professional rehabilitation nurse as a leader, educator, promoter of successful living, and interprofessional team member.
The draft model is now ready for member review and comment. ARN wants your feedback! The member review and comment period will end on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Click here to download the draft model.
Please submit your comments to