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
ARN REACH 2017 Conference
November 8–11, 2017
Washington State Conference Center
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.
2017 Rehab eCourse Series
FREE CE Spasticity Management in Rehabilitation: Evidence Based Interdisciplinary Strategies
ARN IMPACT Act Boot Camp
Post Fall Huddles: Determining Type of Fall and Preventability
Pressure Injury Reporting Easy as PAI
Why Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Nursing Practice is Important
Learning You Can See, Results You Can Measure: Maximizing Rehabilitation Nursing Staff Performance
Journal and Free CEs
Free Continuing Education Credits for ARN members through RNJ.
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.
Get your “burning questions” answered on evidence-based approaches to rehab nursing with this new ebook! Rehabilitation Nursing Interventions for Common Challenges: An Evidence-Based Approach covers 17 patient problems, from bowel and bladder to nutrition and mobility!
The ebook format is utilized to present scientific evidence alongside an evaluation of the evidence and lists five essential steps for practice to support evidence-based rehab nursing care.
After reading the ebook, don’t forget to take a post-test – with a passing score of 80% or above, you will receive 8 hours of CNE credit!
Think Like a Rehab Nurse Online Case Studies
An ARN continuing education activity that will take you through a clinical rehabilitation online case study and ask you to “Think Like a Rehab Nurse” to review patient history, diagnosis, change in patient status and the rehabilitation nursing interventions necessary for improved patient outcomes. Participants simply review the case, answer post-test questions, and complete an application to earn 1.5 nursing contact hours per case.
1.5 Contact Hours per Activity
Nurses, nurse managers, educators, case managers, nurse techs, PPS coordinators, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and any other team member in settings including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs).
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Managing Ventricular Assist Device Patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
If you have purchased Managing Ventricular Assist Device Patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting, follow the link below to access the case study.
Community Reintegration after Military Deployment TBI: A CRRN-Driven Interdisciplinary Care Plan
If you have purchased Community Reintegration after Military Deployment TBI: A CRRN-Driven Interdisciplinary Care Plan, follow the link below to access the case study.
Reducing Fall Risk in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
If you have purchased Reducing Fall Risk in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting, follow the link below to access the case study.