Joining ARN is an investment that will pay for itself with resources, nursing contact hours, professional development, and the rewards of being a member of a community who understand the unique demands of rehabilitation nursing.
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As a rehabilitation nurse, you go above and beyond in caring for your patients every day. When you join the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), you are taking another meaningful step toward becoming the best rehabilitation nurse you can be. Working in partnership with our members, ARN supports you by providing the largest variety of professional resources, educational opportunities and health policy advocacy in rehabilitation nursing.
ARN members include more than 5,500 professional nurses who together form a community singularly devoted to advancing and promoting rehabilitation nursing. The wealth of knowledge and information our community of nurses' shares is extensive. ARN provides you with information, research, and resources for the latest treatment options and best practices when caring for your patients on their journey towards optimal living
Information You Can Use
Rehabilitation Nursing journal: Provides important information on current practice issues, research and its implications, editorial features, and news about products and services for individuals with disabilities or chronic illness.
ARN Network: Our newsletter informs you about the latest professional and organizational news.
Arn Update keeps you in the loop about current association news and what's happening in the world of rehabilitation nursing.
Free Online Nursing Contact Hours
Members can earn free online nursing contact hours several times throughout the year through the Members Only section of the ARN Web site. It's easy. Earn a free nursing contact hour by reading an article, completing a post-test, and printing your certificate of completion.
ARN Health Policy & Advocacy Program
The ARN Health Policy and Advocacy program advocates for all rehabilitation nurses in Washington, DC. And includes the monthly electronic Health Policy Digest which brings you updates on health policy, , legislative, and regulatory developments that directly relate to your practice.
Members Only section of the ARN Website
The ARN online membership directory provides you with convenient access to colleagues from around the world. Members can also easily update their own information in real-time.
Peer support and networking through Special Interest Groups or the Rehabnurse-L listserv that provide valuable support networks
Exclusive Online Resources including the Safe Patient Handling Toolkit, ARN "One-Click" Patient Education Resources, and members-only scholarships.
Only ARN members can join one of the many local chapters located across the United States. These chapters offer educational programs, exposure to local rehabilitation nursing issues, and excellent networking opportunities
ARN members enjoy special discounts in the bookstore, conferences, courses and other services offered by ARN.
Volunteer Identification Program (VIP) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities within ARN including serving on a committee or task force, contributing an article in one of ARN’s publications, or speaking at the Annual Educational Conference or Webcast. Simply click on the link and complete a form. When volunteer opportunities arise, ARN will be in contact.
Member-Get-A-Member Recruitment Program
ARN realizes the strongest recruiting tool for new members is our own members' personal endorsement and ARN rewards your efforts.
For every member recruited, members receive one free month of membership and an entry into a drawing to win one of these exciting prizes:
- Complimentary registration to the 2014 annual conference in Anaheim, CA
- Free Professional Rehabilitation Nursing Online Course (single user)
- One free year of ARN membership
How do I get credit for my referral?
By Mail: In the Recruited by section on the membership application.
By Phone: Tell a Member Service Representative at the time of joining.
By Online: Send an email to ARN:
If you have any questions, please contact Member Services at 800.229.7530.
Ways to Recruit Members
- Call ARN at 800.229.7530 or e-mail
ask for membership materials and distribute them to colleagues at work.
- Share the benefits of membership with co-workers.
- E-mail referrals to
and ARN will send them membership materials.
- Tell your colleagues to visit the ARN Website at www.rehabnurse.org. The Web site has complete information on membership, benefits, upcoming courses and educational resources.
- Host an ARN open house for your colleagues.
- Encourage colleagues to attend courses or the annual conference.
- Bring your potential recruit to the next local chapter meeting. Show them how, through ARN membership, they can become a part of a strong professional network that supports rehabilitation nursing as well as their professional development.