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Apply for a 2009 Chapter Award
Nominations due June 1, 2009


Are you proud of your ARN chapter’s accomplishments? Has your chapter been involved in community outreach initiatives? Did your chapter provide an extraordinary educational event or excel in regularly communicating with chapter members? Did your chapter use exceptional membership recruitment and retention methods? Did your chapter do all these things and more? If so, your chapter deserves recognition for these efforts. Consider applying for one of the following local chapter awards:
  • Community Service—Granted to a chapter that has made a significant contribution to the community in the last year.
  • Communications—Granted to a chapter that has excelled in regularly communicating with its members. Communication can include newsletters, Web sites, and blast e-mails.
  • Education—Granted to a chapter that provided an extraordinary educational event above and beyond the requirements designated by ARN (chapters are required to present one educational offering per year).
  • Membership Recruitment and Retention—Granted to a chapter that has exceptional membership recruitment and retention methods.
  • Chapter of the Year—Granted to a chapter that meets the criteria of the community service, communications, education, and membership recruitment and retention awards.
    Visit the ARN Web site, www.rehabnurse.org, to view full award criteria and application forms. Nominations are due June 1, 2009. Winners will be announced at the 35th Annual Educational Conference, October 21–24, 2009, in Albuquerque, NM.

 

2009 Role Award Nominations
Nominations due June 1, 2009


It’s not too early to start thinking about who you would like to see recognized with a Role Award at the 2009 ARN Annual Educational Conference! Now is the time to recognize the hard work and dedication of a fellow ARN member by nominating him or her for one of the following Role Awards:
  • Advance Practice Nurse—Recognizes a nurse in an advanced role who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care. Candidates who have a graduate degree in nursing and demonstrate expertise in assessing health needs; developing diagnoses; planning, implementing, and managing client care; and evaluating outcomes of care would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Case Manager—Recognizes a nurse who has actively engaged in the advancement of the case manager’s role within the rehabilitation field. Ideal candidates should demonstrate the implementation of transdisciplinary coordination and cooperation by participating as mentors to new case managers, and exhibit professional organization involvement.
  • Doctorate-Prepared Researcher—Recognizes a nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research. Candidates who actively participate in research and serve as mentors for new and potential researchers, or who support research in the field through active involvement in professional organizations committed to this end (e.g., served on RNF Research Fund Committee, active member of Sigma Theta Tau) would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Educator—Recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care through an academic or educational role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability and effectiveness in the educational development and mentoring of rehabilitation nurses or students and support the advancement of rehabilitation nurses through continuing or formal education would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Masters-Prepared Researcher—Recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research. Candidates who actively participate in research and serve as mentors for new and potential researchers, or who support research in the field through active involvement in professional organizations committed to this end (e.g., active member of Sigma Theta Tau) would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Nurse Executive—Recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a high-level administration role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability, innovation, and effectiveness in administration; support educational development of their staff; successfully represent rehabilitation nursing views; serve as mentors for new and potential nurse executives; and exhibit professional organizational involvement would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Nurse Manager—Recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a middle management position. Candidates who demonstrate strong clinical, leadership, and management skills; good interpersonal and interdisciplinary relationships; and a high level of initiative and creative problem-solving ability; and who serve as mentors for new and potential nurse managers would be appropriate nominees for this award.
  • Staff Nurse—Recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role.
    Visit the ARN Web site, www.rehabnurse.org, to download the award applications. Nominations are due June 1, 2009. Recipients receive a 1-year ARN membership renewal and will be announced at the 35th Annual Educational Conference in Albuquerque, NM.