Continuing Education Opportunities

ARN offers multiple educational programs for rehabilitation nurses in all settings, from novice to skilled, where you can earn nursing contact hours.  All ARN educational programs are designed to enhance knowledge to help you attain the skills and knowledge to provide the best care for your patients. ARN is proud to offer continuing education opportunities in a variety of formats, including a live conference, Rehab Insights eCourses, publications, courses, and online through our award winning journal, Rehabilitation Nursing

Upcoming Annual Educational Conference

2016 REACH Conference
September 28 - October 1, 2016
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, PA

The ARN Annual Educational Conference is the premier conference of the year for rehabilitation nursing.  Held in various locations across the country, more than 800 rehabilitation nurses gather each year to learn new skills, discover the latest treatments and practices, and network with others who understand the unique challenges of this specialty.  At the conference you can experience a host of educational sessions, paper and poster presentations, workshops, and networking events.

Past conference attendees may access handouts and other materials from previous conferences here.



ARN courses are comprehensive programs designed to delve deeply into an area of rehabilitation nursing.  Here is where you will find information on the popular Professional Rehabilitation Nursing Course, available in both online and live formats. And, coming soon, information about the upcoming ARN Essential Leadership Series course held just prior to the Annual Educational Conference.

Rehab Insights eCourses

Developed for rehabilitation nurses, these online interactive eCourses will focus on timely and critical topics within the field to increase knowledge, develop best practices, and positively impact patient outcomes. Dig deep into rehabilitation topics, get your questions answered, and learn directly from the experts.


ARN IMPACT Act Boot Camp Series

The IMPACT Act is coming to your post-acute care (PAC) setting. Are you ready? Individual practitioners in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs) all are preparing for the requirement to submit standardized assessment data to CMS.

The ARN IMPACT Act Boot Camp consists of a series of four, monthly 75-minute eCourses.
Part 1: Are you ready for the IMPACT Act? begins Tuesday, June 7


On-demand recordings are available free to ARN members.  CE post test may also be available for a fee. 

Learning You Can See, Results You Can Measure: Maximizing Rehabilitation Nursing Staff Performance (non-CE and open to the public)

Spasticity: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Rehabilitation Client

Target Zero for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Delirium in the Brain-Injured Patient

Learn How to Decrease Patient Falls and Fall Related Injuries Within the Rehabilitation Setting

The Role of Simulation in Rehabilitation Nursing

Getting Published in Rehab Nursing (non-CE and open to the public)

Free CEs

Free Continuing Education Credits for ARN members through RNJ.rnj round

ARN members have the opportunity to earn six free nursing contact hours annually by reading a selected article in Rehabilitation Nursing journal, and passing a posttest.

In addition, each issue of Rehabilitation Nursing offers selected articles that have been identified as being eligible for continuing education credit hours for $10 per credit.  To earn credit, you must read the article and then go online to take the posttest.  Upon passing the posttest, you can instantly print your continuing education credit certificate.

You must log in with your member ID first to access the articles.