ARN Press Room

The ARN Press Room has been created to provide easily accessible information and resources about rehabilitation and rehabilitation nursing to journalists and to interested individuals.  Feel free to browse and download the various articles and resources below. The Press Room will continue to grow as materials become available, so visit often. 

If you are a journalist and looking for information not listed below or are interested in being connected with an expert in rehabilitation nursing, please contact Katherine Clow, ARN marketing administrator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 847.375.6311

About ARN

ARN Background (pdf)

Nursing Resources

Preparing Patients for Successful Transition to Rehabilitation: Preventing Readminssions

Patient Resources

Navigating Rehabilitation Settings (pdf)
How to Choose a Facility by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) (pdf)
Osteoporosis - A Preventable Epidemic (pdf)
Caring for Older Adults
Rules of the Road for Using Walkers (pdf)
Stroke Caregivers Share ABCs of Caring (pdf)

Rehabilitation Nursing Stories

Nurse Leads the Way in Reducing Falls
The Future is Now

Rehabilitation Nursing: A Specialty in Its Own Right

Lisa Pervin
Paul Nathanson (pdf)

Nursing Notes Live PodCast featuring ARN President Kris Mauk and Immediate Past President Michelle Camicia on a panel discussion on rehabilitation nursing and the impact this area of nursing care has on patients.

ARN Research Studies

Rehabilitation Nursing Staffing Study (pdf)
Nursing Roles Overview

Press Releases

December 10, 2015: Competency Model and Tools Created for Rehabilitation Nursing

October 23, 2015: Eagerly Awaited ARN Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum, 7th Edition Now On Sale

June 18, 2015: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Launch ReSTART Recovery Online Resource

December 16, 2014: ARN Announces the 2014 Role Award Winners at its 40th Annual Educational Conference

December 15, 2014: Making the Right Decision for Rehabilitation Care

December 10, 2014: Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Presents the 2014 Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing Honorees

December 8, 2014: Sharon Murphy-Potts Installed as New President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

December 3, 2014: ARN Launches New Restorative Nursing Assistant Online Course

October 1, 2014: ARN Launches New Introduction to Rehabilitation Nursing Course

December 10, 2013: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Announces New Award for the Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship

November 21, 2013: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Presents Essential Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Facilitating Care Transitions White Paper at the Nursing Organizations Alliance Meeting of the American Nurses Association

October 11, 2013: Dr. Kristen Mauk Installed as New President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

November 28, 2011: The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Awards Highest Honor to Linda Pierce PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA, Professor at the University of Toledo, College of Nursing

July 2011: Nursing Associations AANN and ARN Release Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Clinical Practice Guideline Series

November 2011: Nursing Associations AANN, ARN, and IOMSN Release Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis in the Clinical Practice Guideline Series

November 2011: The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Installed New President at 37th Annual Educational Conference


"Prescribing a New Kind of Rehab for Cancer Survivors" (Wall Street Journal, Jan 28, 2013)
     ARN letter to the editor

"Tackling Care as Chronic Ailments Pile Up” (New York Times, Feb 22, 2011)
      ARN letter to the editor

ARN Position Statements 

Health Policy Activities

National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration