FSARN

Florida State Association of Rehabililtation Nurses

  •  3/19/2024 06:00 PM - 3/19/2024 07:10 PM
  • Online Event

Presented by: Maureen Musto, MS RN APRN-CNS ACNS-BC CRRN FARN, ARN President Learner Objectives: 1. Discuss intrinsic and extrinsic values of certification. 2. Describe outcomes as a result of nursing certification.

  •  4/25/2024 05:00 PM - 4/26/2024 04:30 PM
  •   2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA

11 Contact hours approved Florida Board of Nursing (#FBN-50-777) Approved Georgia Board of Nursing 6 CCM Contact hours applied for from CCMC for this course. Full Schedule of Events Available on the Conference Ap at www.FSARN-Conference.com

  •  4/25/2024 05:30 PM - 4/26/2024 04:30 PM
  •   Drury Plaza Hotel 2000 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA

This is a Call For Posters. Please Download the Poster Information and Application below. Deadline for application is February 23, 2024

  •  2/20/2024 05:45 PM - 2/20/2024 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

Speaker: Elisabeth Burnett, MSN, FNP-C, CRRN Learner Objectives: 1. Give one example each of a new diagnostic and treatment. 2. Identify implications of anti-amyloid treatment in nursing practice. CLICK on THE READ MORE BUTTON to find the LOG IN LINK:

  •  1/16/2024 05:45 PM
  • Online Event

Click on the button "Read More" for the Meeting Link...... Speaker: Corrine Campbell Romano, DNP, MSN. CRRM, CENP Learner Objectives: 1. Understand the differences between precepting and mentoring. 2. Understand the basic business case for mentorship programs.

  •  11/14/2023 06:00 PM
  • Online Event

1 Nursing CE via Zoom. Click button to Register and see more information

  •  10/17/2023 06:00 PM
  • Online Event

1 Nursing CE via Zoom Click here to Register and see more information

  •  8/16/2023 08:04 AM
  •   Providence, RI, USA

FSARN was well represented! Read about our members at FSARN and our Event.

CONFERENCE 2024

SAVE THE DATE: 2024 Annual Conference "A Hybrid Experience...Cultivating the Seeds of Rehab Knowledge" When: April 25-26, 2024 Where: Drury Hotel in Disney Springs with option for Virtual attendance CE: maximum 11 Nursing CE and 6 CCM credits

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FSARN Monthly CE

Most 3rd Tuesday's of the Month 6:00-7:00pm No charge

FSARN CE Broker Award Winner

For on time and accurate reporting of the CE's provided.

Mission Statement FSARN:

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) promotes and advances professional rehabilitation, nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. FSARN, as a chapter, supports the same mission and values upheld by ARN For more information regarding FSARN or to contact any board or committee member, use the contact form on this website.

2023-2025 Board Members

President: Ann Wilson

President-Elect: Tracy Simpson

Recording Secretary: Anabel Velazquez

Treasurer: Margaret “Peggy” Rosier

Corresponding Secretary: Ellen Ortu 

Nominations Chair: Yvette Salas

Past President: Kathleen Sobczak

Committee Chairs

Advisory Board: Kevin Glennon

Bylaws: Tracy Simpson

CE Chair: Kathy Sobczak

Conference Liaison: Tracy Simpson

Finance: Marty Bassett

Historian: vacant

Membership: Cynthia Hernandez

National Health care Policy: Yvette Salas

Communique: open

Scholarship: Brook Jimenez

Website Manager: Ina Fletcher

Leadership Chair: Sue Brown

District Information

FSARN is divided into geographic areas to promote networking and meetings. There are several inactive districts and would like to generate interest in these areas. If you are in an inactive district and would like to start some informal meetings and networking please contact us and we will assist you.

DISTRICT AREA MAP: File below

Broward: Directors: Sue Brown, Barbara Martelli, Clare Pereira, Margaret "Peggy" Rosier, Sue Sharman Treasurer: Ina Fletcher    Past President: Donna Hancock  Membership: Ina Fletcher Scholarship: Barbara Martelli

Meeting Place/Time: FSARN virtual meetings

Website: http://www.browardarn.org/

Central Florida: President:   President-Elect: Debbie Coleman     Secretary/Treasurer: Marty Bassett Past President: Kevin Glennon Membership: Grace Peery   Scholarships: Italia-Lee Bright     CE Chair: Linda Hennig

Northeast: President: Tracy Simpson   President-Elect: Holy Medearis    Secretary: Elena Pasicolan   Treasurer: Connie Bell

Meeting Place/Time: Fourth Monday of each month. 

Brooks Rehab Hospital, 3599 University Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Westcoast: President: Cindy Hernandez Secretary: Judy Essick Treasurer: Cynthia Bifulco

Contact Person: Judy Essick (judy.essick@ahss.org)

DADE Contact: Patricia Rodriguez 305-259-6494

Palm Coast: Contact: Grace Yousif at garsalb@yahoo.com

Yvette Salas, RN, MSN, CRRN, FSARN Health Policy Chair

FSARN Scholarships

FSARN awards scholarship funds for ARN supported conferences, continuing education and CRRN testing.  Please note that it is at the discretion of the FSARN Board & Scholarship Committee to determine allocation of funds based on the budget for that year.  For more information about any of these scholarships, please contact: Brook Jimenez at the email below.

Conference Scholarships: You must be a current ARN and FSARN member to apply. The conference scholarship deadlines must be postmarked 30 days prior to the conference early registration deadline.  conference dates are as follows: 

FSARN 2024          Due by 3/1/24 

ARN                       Past due for 2023 

ARN Leadership    

Please complete the Conference Scholarship application and return to Brook Jimenez via email or US Mail at the address on the application. 

Continuing Education Scholarships:
FSARN awards scholarship funds to members who are continuing their formal education, e.g., BSN, MSN, DNSc, etc. Please complete the College Education Scholarship application and return to Brook Jimenez via email or US Mail at the address on the application.

CRRN Scholarships
FSARN awards scholarship funds to members who have successfully passed the CRRN exam. Please complete the CRRN Scholarship application and return to Brook Jimenez via email or US Mail at the address on the application.

For more information about any of the scholarships, please contact: Brook Jimenez at brook.jimenez@gmail.com

FSARN Membership Maps

Membership Brochure

  • Registered Nurses may join as full members with voting privileges. All others may join as associate members with no voting privileges.
  • There are reduced membership fees available for retired nurses, contact ARN Membership for further information, rate, and eligibility criteria.
  • To join the Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, you must be a member of the National Organization, ARN. FSARN membership is renewed annually with your ARN Membership.
  • In the state of Florida, we have tri-level membership requirements. Your National and State Chapter dues are paid directly to ARN. Your district dues must be paid at the local/district level. 
  • Currently, ARN annual dues are $145 and FSARN annual dues are $15. Each district sets their own annual dues.
  • ARN members receive publications that include: Rehabilitation Nursing and ARN News. FSARN members also receive Communiques. In addition, members receive discounts on all ARN educational conferences that update your knowledge and provide continuing education credits.
  • Reciprocity for people moving into the area will be granted if a member of ARN and their respective chapters.

Suggestions regarding contact information...

  • Consider using your personal email rather than your work email. This lessens the likelihood of mail being returned or being placed into your spam or junk folder.
  • Please make sure your email is correct with FSARN and ARN.
  • To correct or change your email with FSARN, just go to the 'Join email list' to the left of every page on this website and enter your correct email.
  • To correct or change your email with ARN, you must call or email them with the change, it cannot be corrected via the member account page at www.rehabnurse.org.

Contact numbers for ARN: 1-800-229-7530 or 1-847-375-4710                            

Link To ARN website to join.

FSARN Membership Chair: Cynthia Hernandez Contact at:  cindybooks73@gmail.com 

FSARN

2023 Large Chapter of the Year

Providence, RI August 16-18,2023

Yvette Salas, RN MSN, CRRN

2022 Nurse Educator of the Year

ARN Conference San Diego, CA September 21-24, 2022

FSARN

2022 Large Chapter of the Year

ARN Conference San Diego, CA September 21-24, 2022

Josef Mendez Lopez, BA, BSN, RN, CRRN

2021 Direct Patient Care Nurse of the Year

ARN Conference, Virtual November 10-12, 2021

FSARN

2021 Large Chapter of the Year

ARN Conference, Virtual November 10-12, 2021

Grace Yousif, RN, BSN, CRRN, CMSRN

2020 Staff Nurse of the Year

ARN Conference, Virtual October 20-22, 2020

Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN

2019 Doctorate Prepared Researcher of the Year

ARN Conference Columbus, Ohio November 6-9, 2019

James Edwards, RN, BSN, CRRN

2019 Nurse Manager of the Year

ARN Conference Columbus, Ohio November 6-9, 2019

Ann Wilson, MS, RN, CRRN

2018 Nurse Educator of the Year

ARN Conference West Palm Beach, FL October 18-20, 2018

Cynthia Hernandez, MSN/Ed, RN, CRRN

2017 Nurse Educator of the Year

ARN Conference Seattle, WA November 8-11, 2017

Anabel Velazquez, BSN, RN, CRRN

2015 Nurse Case Manager of the Year

ARN Conference New Orleans, LA September 30 - October 3, 2015

Grisel Bergos RN, BSN, MSN, CRRN

2015 Staff Nurse of the Year

ARN Conference New Orleans, LA September 30 - October 3, 2015

Margaret Riccardi, MS, GNP-BC, CRRN

2014 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year

ARN Conference Anaheim, CA October 29 - November 1, 2014

Lisa Pervin, PhD, RN, CRRN

2014 Nurse Educator of the Year

ARN Conference Anaheim, CA October 29 - November 1, 2014

Sue Krinsky, RN, CRRN

2013 Staff Nurse of the Year

ARN Conference Charlotte, NC October 2-5, 2013

Sue Brown, MSN, RNC, CCM, CRRN

2012 Case Manager of the Year

ARN Conference Nashville, TN October 3-6, 2012

Donna Bagley, MSN, RN, CNML, CRRN

2012 Nurse Manager of the Year

ARN Conference Nashville, TN October 3-6, 2012

FSARN

2012 Chapter Educational Award

FSARN President Sue Sharman Accepting ARN Conference Nashville, TN October 3-6, 2012

FSARN Bylaws
The Florida Chapter Bylaws were revised and approved by electronic vote June 2023.  FSARN Bylaws in PDF format only

Bylaws Chair: Tracy Simpson

Certification in rehabilitation nursing shows employers, colleagues, patients, and the public that you are committed to excellence in caring for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. It indicates that you you are an experienced rehabilitation or restorative nurse who has achieved a level of knowledge in this practice area. Certification is an investment that can reap great rewards. These include increased professional credibility, recognition of your expertise, greater impact as a job candidate, and a heightened sense of personal achievement.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the CRRN examination must have:

1. Current, unrestricted RN license

2. Completion of at least one of the following at the time of application:

  • Within the five years preceding the examination, completion of two years of practice as a registered professional nurse in rehabilitation nursing; or
  • Within the five years preceding the examination, completion of one year of practice as a registered professional nurse in rehabilitation nursing and one year of advanced study (beyond baccalaureate) in nursing.

ARN CRRN Application & Information

FSARN Fall Ethics Forum 2023

Certificate of Attendance. You must have registered and attended for CE/CCM credit.

CRRN Review Course

This link is intended for those who were registered and attended the CRRN review course March 2023.

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