Fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


The ARN Fellow Designation (FARN) is the most distinguished level of membership, as well as a public hallmark of professional esteem.

Nurses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in rehabilitation nursing and have provided notable contributions, service, and commitment to the specialty and the association can apply to be a Fellow of ARN.

Areas considered for the distinction include participation and leadership in ARN, consultation, research, education, practice, administration, advocacy, and public service. 

Congratulations to the 2022 ARN Fellows

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Susan L. Dean-Baar, PhD RN CENP FAAN FARN

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Anne Deutsch, PHD RN CRRN FARN

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Patricia Garvin Higgins, PHN MN RN CNS CRRN FARN

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Beverly Reigle, PHD RN FARN

2022 ARN Fellow Designation 

The Fellowship Selection Committee has adjusted the requirements for a more inclusive experience for our members. ARN understands the need for better representation for all of our hard working volunteers and members to be considered for fellowship. 

What's new this year: 

  • Requirement to attend the annual conference for induction is no longer required, though we hope inductees can attend the special induction ceremony as well as the ARN's 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference
  • CRRN is strongly preferred but no longer a requirement
  • The requirement of Master’s in Nursing degree has changed to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or higher for consideration

Benefits of FARN

Why become a Fellow of ARN?

  • Entitlement to use the FARN credential.
  • Recognition from peers and the public as a rehabilitation nursing expert.
  • Access to a network of like colleagues to address concerns about the rehabilitation nursing specialty.
  • Sense of achievement while wearing the FARN pin and displaying the FARN certificate.


2022 Fellows of ARN

Susan L. Dean-Baar
Anne Deutsch
Patricia Garvin Higgins
Jorilynn Lima
Maria Radwanski
Bev Reigle

2021 Fellows of ARN

Mary Ellen Hatch
Barbara Lutz
Maureen Musto

2020 Fellows of ARN

Michele Cournan
Anne Leclaire
Leslie Neal-Boylan
Tina Roma-Fisher
Gail Sims
Stephanie Vaughn
Donna Williams

2019 Fellows of ARN

Crystal Barker
Michelle Camicia
Grace Campbell
Norma Clanin
Kathy Clark
Sally Gutierrez
Tiffany LeCroy
Kristen Mauk
Donna Patterson-Jernigan
Karen Preston
Patricia Quigley
Jill Rye
Ann Smith
Margaret Williams
Wendy Wintersgill

Fellow Application Checklist

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their complete application has been received by the ARN National Office on or before the posted deadline. If a receipt for the application has not been received by the submission deadline, the applicant has 30 days to contact the ARN National Office. No applications will be reviewed after this deadline. A nonrefundable $225 application fee can be submitted via check or credit card and is also due by the posted deadline.

Learn about the application process directly from members of the FARN Task Force

In fall 2020, members of the FARN Task Force recorded a webinar presentation designed to help members further understand the history of ARN's fellowship program and interpret application guidelines by presenting examples of members whose applications were previously accepted. View the webinar >

If you have questions about the FARN designation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.229.7530.

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