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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!
Florida Chapter of ARN
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
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
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
ARN Southeast Regional Conference
Providing 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.
The Michigan Chapter Offers a Professional Experience for Student Nurses
To 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.