Chapter Awards


ARN chapters provide members with a way to connect with their colleagues, attend top-notch educational programs in their local area, and have fun! With this in mind, the chapter award program will focus on a specific theme each year.

The chapter awards program is intended to

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

2017 Chapter Award Focus: The most creative outreach to rehabilitation nurses in diverse settings.

Rehabilitation nursing is not defined by a setting, but rather, it is a philosophy of care that is practiced throughout the continuum of care. Tell us about your most creative and successful outreach to rehabilitation nurses caring for individuals outside of an inpatient rehabilitation unit setting. Examples of diverse settings may include Department of Defense/Veterans Administration, long-term care facility, skilled nursing facility, home health, or outpatient rehabilitation. Outreach can include membership campaign, educational activity, community service event, or any other activity that brings together rehabilitation nurses from various settings.


Winners will be announced at the annual educational conference and featured in the ARN Network newsletter. Cash prizes will be awarded to up to 3 chapters.

How to Apply

Complete the application. You will need to provide your chapter contact information, a description of the outreach effort(s), the resources used, the number of participants, 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 15, 2017. 

Past chapter award winners