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Continuing Education Information

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Program is to provide members with opportunities for lifelong learning and assistance in maintaining their certification and licensure requirements, thereby promoting excellence in the provision of rehabilitation nursing care.

ARN’s REACH Conference provides discussions on basic knowledge and skills, recent developments in research and science, best practices and evidence-based recommendations. The content is driven largely by clinical gaps and the associated educational needs as determined by the Program Planning Committee. All of this information is aimed at representing state-of-the-art advances in rehabilitation care, management, and research. Learners are also provided updates in advocacy and certification, offered multiple opportunities to network with faculty and participants, and given several occasions to interact with product vendors.

After participating in this conference, attendees will increase their ability to

  • Examine state-of-the-art approaches to improving rehabilitation patient care and outcomes
  • Apply strategic knowledge about current issues facing rehabilitation nurses and the healthcare industry
  • Incorporate evidence-based interventions into practice for the rehabilitation of patients with a variety of diagnoses

Note: Each session has its own specific learning objectives that are included within the session descriptions on Conference Web Central at

CE Information

Contact Hours Available

Half-Day Preconference Workshops 3.25 each
Leadership Course 6.5
Annual Educational Conference 15.5
Post Conference Workshop 3.75
Professional Tour up to 3
Poster Evaluation up to 3

Pharmacology Education: Certificates will reflect total contact hours earned and time spent on pharmacology education.


Continuing Education Credit

ARB accredidationThe Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ARN designates this activity for a maximum of 28 hours. You can earn 1 nursing contact hour (CH) for every 60 minutes of educational time. You must complete and submit an online evaluation form for each session you attend to receive CHs. CHs available for each session are listed in the schedule of events.

ARN currently has pending provider status with the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission for Case Manager Certifications (CCMC).

rx creditsSessions marked with this symbol address the use of pharmacologic agents in rehabilitation care and may be recognized for credit toward ANCC Certified Nurse Specialist (CNC) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) recertification. These hours may also be reported to your state board of nursing for relicensure. Credit will be designated on the attendee certificates. Attendees are responsible for contacting each governing body to determine content eligibility. It is recommended that attendees retain a copy of the conference brochure and program guide for supportive documentation.