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The ARN call for volunteers is currently open now through October 25, 2022Complete an application to volunteer in one of the open positions, below.

ARN 2022 Call for Volunteers

Advancing Science and Practice Committee

Time Commitment: 1 year
The purpose of the Advancing Science and Practice Committee is to promote and support:

  • The conduction of research and program evaluation studies that exhibit methodological rigor and are important to rehabilitation nursing;
  • The dissemination and translation of research and program evaluation findings into practice, education, and policy
  • Continuous quality improvement projects that impact the specialty and practice of rehabilitation nursing; and
  • Educational venues that focus on the development and translation of science, program evaluation, and quality improvement in varied populations and settings important to the rehabilitation nursing community.


  • Committee participants must be ARN members in good standing.
  • Three committee member positions will be filled by nurses with a research-focused doctoral degree (PhD)
  • One committee member position will be filled by a nurse with an undergraduate nursing degree (BSN) and a DNP.
  • One committee member position will be filled by a nurse with a Masters of Nursing (MSN) at a minimum with Quality Improvement or research experience.
  • Member of ARN, knowledgeable in the area of rehabilitation nursing.
  • Experienced in formal review and evaluation of research proposals is preferred.
  • Committed to furthering the ARN’s mission.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Chapter Support Committee

Time Commitment: 2 years
Requirements: ARN Member in good standing; must have served in a leadership capacity in an ARN chapter.

Responsibilities: This committee supports and encourages chapter growth. Committee members maintain communication with local chapters and provide feedback to the board about the overall vitality of the chapters. The Chapter Support Committee evaluates and selects the recipients of the ARN Chapter Awards and helps plan and execute the Chapter Leaders Event at the annual conference.

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Fellowship Selection Committee

Time Commitment: 1 year
Requirements: ARN Member in good standing, Fellow of ARN

Responsibilities: The Fellowship Selection Committee reviews and launches the application for Fellows each year as well as reviews applications and provides a recommendation to the Board of Directors on which applicants to approve into the Fellowship program. This committee also encourages volunteerism of current Fellows and mentors potential Fellows as they work through the application process. Work of this committee takes place via conference call every other month, or more frequently as required.

Health Policy Committee

Time Commitment: 2 years
Requirements: ARN Member in good standing

Responsibilities: The Health Policy Committee serves as a resource to government relations staff and consultants for information on specific rehabilitation issues, as well as provides input and comments of relevant rehabilitation nursing health policy issues. This committee also evaluates and selects the ARN NIWI Scholarship recipient. Work of this committee takes place via conference call every other month, or more frequently as required.

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Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board

Time Commitment: 3 years
Editorial Board Purpose & Responsibilities:

Rehabilitation Nursing publishes information and educational content focusing on contemporary rehabilitation nursing practice across the continuum of care and the lifespan. The journal provides opportunities for professional development and a forum for dissemination of data pertinent to practice, education, research, and administration. The journal addresses current and future healthcare delivery in areas important to nursing and rehabilitation.

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) publishes Rehabilitation Nursing six times each year utilizing an external publisher, currently Wolters Kluwer. The journal is provided to all members as a benefit of membership and also sold on a subscription basis to individuals, organizations, and libraries in the United States and foreign countries. The journal provides visibility and credibility to ARN and reflects the professional image of the organization. It is a source of continuing education and professional development opportunities. Through advertising that is relevant and appropriate, the publication informs readers of products that can enhance their practice.


  • Registered professional nurse. Master’s degree in nursing required; doctoral degree preferred.
  • Practicing rehabilitation nurse.
  • Documented writing ability as evidenced by publication.
  • ARN membership required; membership of at least 3 years preferred.
  • Professional activities pose no apparent conflict of interest with ARN.
  • The Rehabilitation Nursing editorial board consists of 8-10 rehabilitation nurses who represent a variety of practice roles and settings (e.g., acute, long-term, subacute, home care, education, research, case management, administration, consultation) and regions of the country.

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Rehabilitation Nursing Peer Reviewer

Time Commitment: Open
Requirements: ARN Member in good standing; published author; baccalaureate degree

Responsibilities: RNJ Reviewers are assigned manuscripts to review by the editor and associate editor. RNJ is always looking for qualified and interested reviewers for manuscripts to provide detailed, well-thought-out reviews to our authors. The work of peer reviewers is done electronically.

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