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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE – June 22, 2016

Northern Illinois Chapter Board Meeting and Dinner
Educational Opportunity - Sepsis
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

1 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Further details to come - Please bring a gently used purse to donate for a local women's shelter, we will add personal items.

SAVE THE DATE – August 18, 2016

Northern Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (NIARN) and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is hosting an educational offering on Brain Injury. Continuing education hours to be applied for.
Details to Follow...

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 is excited to present a CRRN Review Course this September 9th and 10th with featured Instructor Lynda Jones MSN, RN, CRRN.  Join us in Charlotte, NC at Carolinas Rehabilitation: Pineville Campus for a fun, information filled 2 day course offering 14.75 nursing contact hours.  Download the brochure and register online at

Chapter Highlights

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.