A Message from the President

Stephanie VaughnThe Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ vision is “to transform healthcare by integrating rehabilitation nursing concepts into care for all people.” The membership, comprised of more than 5500 professional registered nurses, forms a community devoted to the advancement and promotion of rehabilitation nursing in a variety of practice settings, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation units, long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and academia. 

Rehabilitation nurses serve in a variety roles, contributing to the dissemination of professional rehabilitation knowledge and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through collaboration, advocacy, education, and research contributes to the enhanced quality of life of persons with disability and /or chronic illness. 

ARN offers several opportunities for rehabilitation nurses to network and develop professionally, through webinars, education materials/tools, the Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, the annual REACH conference held each fall. The ARN Member’s Circle allows rehabilitation nurses to communicate about clinical topics, policies, patient/family education, and advocacy issues. 

ARN is a worthy investment that pays for itself with the aforementioned benefits as well becoming part of a community of nurses who make a difference every day in the lives of the clients/families for which they care.

Stephanie Vaughn, PhD RN CRRN FAHA
ARN President