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Upcoming Events

West Michigan Chapter of ARN
Wound Care Seminar - February 22, 2018

The West Michigan Chapter of ARN is hosting a Wound Care Seminar on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Topics include: Wound Assessment; Surgical Incision Line: Keep Your Eyes on the Line; and Is It Really Infected? How Do I Know?. For information, a program schedule, and to register, CLICK HERE. Or go online to register!

Florida Chapter of ARN - Broward District
Broward District of the Florida Chapter of ARN Annual Conference - March 2, 2018

The Broward District of the Florida Chapter of ARN Presents: Rehab Update 2018: A Celebration of Rehabilitation Nurses Through the Ages. For information and a program schedule, CLICK HERE. If you have questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or go online to register.

Minnesota Chapter of ARN
SAVE THE DATE - 16th Annual Rehabilitation Nurse Seminar - March 16, 2018

The Minnesota Chapter of ARN & Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute present the 16th Annual Rehabilitation Nurse Seminar on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm. For more information, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter of ARN
CRRN Review Course - March 23-24, 2018

The LA/OC Chapter of ARN & Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center are pleased to announce a two-day CRRN Review Course. For registration rates and information, CLICK HERE. If you have any additional questions, please contact Lynn Wetherwax at 562-385-6376.

Southeast Regional Education Conference
April 9-10, 2018

The Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Chapters of ARN are pleased to announce that the Southeast Regional Educational Conference, "Riding the Waves to the Future of Rehab," will be held April 9-10, 2018, in Orange Beach, AL at the SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at the Wharf. CLICK HERE to register and view the agenda HERE.

The Inland Empire Chapter of ARN (IEARN) has been approved for a name change to the Northwest Chapter of ARN and has expanded its boundaries to include the states of Washington and Idaho. Congratulations!

Chapter Highlights

Florida Chapter of ARN
40th Annual Educational Conference - May 3-5, 2017

The Florida State Chapter of Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (FSARN) presented their 40th Annual Educational Conference at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL. 

Northern Illinois Chapter of ARN
Rehabilitation of Persons with Cancer - May 19, 2017

The Northern Illinois Chapter of ARN is hosted a Rehabilitation of Persons with Cancer event on Friday, May 19 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. 

Central Chapter of ARN and Greater North Carolina Chapter of ARN
Save the Date – Sept 9 & 10, 2016
CRRN Review Course
Charlotte, NC

The Central Carolinas Chapter of ARN in partnership with the Greater NC Chapter held a CRRN Review Course, September 9th and 10th with featured Instructor Lynda Jones MSN, RN, CRRN that offered 14.75 nursing contact hours.  

Northern Illinois Educational Event
August 18, 2016

Northern Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (NIARN) and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago hosted an educational offering on Brain Injury: From Injury to Rehab & More on August 18, 2016. Speakers included Sally Strong, APN-CNS, CNRN, CRRN, Preya Tarsney, JD, Ann Bines, MS, CCRN, Beth Reese, MDir, BCC, and Julie Papievis.

ARN Southeast Regional Conference
April 7–8, 2016

greater nc alabama chapter eventProviding rehabilitation practitioners an educational forum to network and gain basic and advanced knowledge needed to provide quality care, the Greater North Carolina and Alabama Chapters hosted the Southeast Regional Conference, “Surfing the Changing Tides: Embracing the Future of Rehabilitation” on April 7-8, 2016 in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Discussions included trending evidence based practice treatment modalities, ethical dilemmas, and technological approached influencing and/or impacting the care of patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
From left to right: Stephanie Burnett, Past ARN President; Donna Jernigan, Past ARN President; Cookie Gender, Past ARN President; Kathy Doeschot, Past ARN President; Barb Lutz, Past RNF Chair; Terrie Black, Past ARN President; Don Kautz, Greater North Carolina Chapter President-Elect

The Michigan Chapter Offers a Professional Experience for Student Nurses
March 15, 2016

michigan chapter event2To build a strong relationship with future nurses, the Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (MIARN) provides a group of student nurses with a professional experience, while showing them that continued learning can be fun, exciting, and stimulating.

Each year, MIARN holds an all-day educational conference that offers the latest in nursing and healthcare trends and provides networking and exposure to many vendors and sponsors. This year, the topic was “Patient Centered Care: Striving Towards Excellence, Challenges of the Older Adult.” To reach out to future nurses, MIARN invited the graduating class of the Everest Institute School of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses to attend the conference at a significantly reduced rate of $25. The majority of students who attended were already scheduled to begin an RN program after graduation.

MIARN was honored to have 23 students and three faculty members attend our program. A raffle was held for MIARN members to receive gifts from vendors and sponsors and two $1000 scholarships to attend the ARN 2016 REACH Conference in Philadelphia. To make this an even more special day for the students, a special raffle was held just for them and provided two fully paid scholarships to the MIARN all-day educational conference, which will be held on May 17, 2017. The feedback from this group was excellent. MIARN hopes the conference showed nursing students that rehabilitation nursing is a wonderful profession and that continuing education is a necessary and fun part of their future careers.