Chapter Awards

New Focus! New Opportunities!chapterawards

We are pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ARN Chapter Award Program!  Beginning in 2015, the chapter award will have a specific theme with a focus on promoting your chapter, ARN or rehabilitation nursing. The theme will be announced at the beginning of each year.

These changes are a great way to

  • Promote your chapter
  • Encourage chapters to try something different
  • Energize chapter members
  • Increase member participation 

The 2015 Chapter Award focus is the Most Creative Chapter Networking Event. The focus of the event should be on bringing rehabilitation nurses together to build community and foster professional connections within the rehabilitation nursing community. This is your chance to think of ways to connect with your colleagues and promote your chapter.

Possible activities include

  • Imaginative social event (e.g. coffee, breakfast) with interactive elements
  • Unique educational event (not necessarily related to nursing, but possible professional or personal development)
  • Creative event that inspires networking and community
  • Novel community service activity 
  • Quirky events targeted to young professionals


Winners will be announced at the annual educational conference and featured in the ARN Network newsletter. Up to 3 chapters will be selected as winners and will receive a cash prize. 

How to Apply

Complete the application. You will need to provide your chapter contact information, a description of the event, the resources used, number of members involved as a percentage of overall membership, and the outcomes and success of the event as reported by participant feedback.

Applications are formatted as electronic form fillable Word documents. Please type required information directly into each field.

The application deadline is August 1, 2015. 

Past chapter award winners