Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses!
July first marked the calendar for the start of another new term for our Chapter’s Board of Directors. We welcome Alexandra (Alex) Van Sickle as a Board Member at Large and Darren Froehle as Teasurer (previously Board Member at Large). Our Spring Conference Committee members include Chair Member LeAnne Hammer, Educational Chair Member Val Pearson as well as committee members Dana Keliin and Dorothy Baker. We look forward to another exciting year of rehab nursing events and opportunities.
In October (2-5th) our Treasurer Darren and I will be attending the Annual ARN Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. We look forward to attending the Chapter Leaders Reception which has always been a wonderful opportunity for networking with other Chapter leaders from around the country as well as obtaining resources for growing and improving our chapter. It is important to the MN Chapter ARN that we are providing our members with the information, events and resources that interest our members as well as meet our member’s needs for advancing and growing within our profession. I invite you and encourage you to reach out to any of our Chapter Board of Directors with questions, comments or requests that you may have. This is the perfect time of the year to look into new ideas and requests and learn more about what we can offer our members. If you are planning to attend the ARN Conference in North Carolina and would like to meet with other MN rehab nurses attending the conference please contact me by e-mail/phone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-863-3936) and I will provide you with my personal contact information where I can be reached while at the conference. Darren and I would love to meet with you at the conference. Look for postings on the Chapter Message Board at the conference for designated meeting times and follow our posts on Facebook for specific times for meeting and networking. We hope to see you there!
We look forward to our next Board Meeting and Educational Offering on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Miland E. Knapp Rehabilitation Center at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. We look forward to t heir presentation on Maintaining Staff Safety While Working with the Difficult Patient. Flyers will be e-mailed with additional information for registration for this event. Our website www.mn-arn.org also has additional information for this education offering now available. Do you live in Duluth, Bemidji, Rochester, Virginia, St. Cloud or outside of the Metro area? Curl up at home with your power point presentation and listen live to the conference from home. Or gather a group of co-workers at a conference room at work and simply call into our live conference and receive your free contact hours (for active MN Chapter Members, $10.00 for 2 contact hours for non-Chapter Members). Two hours of ANCC approved contact hours are being pursued through the WI CEAP and are in the final stages of approval.
Thank you to Miland E. Knapp Rehabilitation Center and to CentraCare Hospital Rehabilitation Center in St. Cloud for co-sponsoring our upcoming educational offerings at your facilities. CentraCare Hospital Rehabilitation Center in St. Cloud will be presenting the February, 2014 educational offering with additional information available in the near future.
Please join me in looking ahead at Rehabilitation Nursing educational opportunities, networking and chapter news!
Please go to our events page and place the following dates on your calendar. Brochures and information for registration for upcoming events can be found on our website www.mn-arn.org
All information regarding events at any rehabilitation facility will be posted. Please send information for upcoming educational events that you would like to see posted to: email@example.com
12th Annual MN Chapter ARN Spring Conference
Next year’s Annual Spring Conference will be held at a new venue in Minneapolis, MN. The Spring Conference Committee will be meeting soon to begin planning for this memorable and wonderful conference.
2013-2015MN Chapter ARN Board Members:
Teri Herron- President
Tama Almquist-Past President
Dana Keliin- Vice President
Val Pearson-Education Chair
Dana Keliin- Newsletter Editor
Alexandra Van Sickle -Member at Large
Thank you for your commitment to Rehabilitation Nursing and the MN Chapter – ARN.
Welcome new MN Chapter ARN Members: Barbara Patricia Woodey Debra Eisenstadt Aaron Munson Theresa Olson Jill Karelis Victoria Schoenle Allie Turay Ousman Jobe
We look forward to meeting you and thank you for your involvement and commitment to Rehabilitation Nursing. Becoming a member is a great way to advance your knowledge in the specialty area of Rehabilitation Nursing as well as providing an opportunity to network with other Rehabilitation Nurses.
The MS Walk
May, May 5, 2013 the MN Chapter ARN formed its first team MN-ARN and completed the Minnesota, Twin Cities - Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Walk 2013 presented by Walser. Our team raised $583.00 for the National MS Society. Four MN Rehab Nurses and their family completed the walk (Alexandra Van Sickle, Tammy Bailey, Dorothy Baker and Teri Herron). We had a wonderful time and were proud to support persons we serve in the community. We look forward to next year’s walk! The Minnesota, Twin Cities – Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Walk 2014 information will be posted when available. Please join the Walk MS website at https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/SPageServer?pagename=WLK_National for updates and additional information.
Messages and Updates from ARN:
1). Celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 15-21 Recognize the contribution rehabilitation nurses make every day during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 15-21, 2013.
2). CRRN Examination Did you set a personal or professional goal of acheiving CRRN Certification in 2013? If so, the application deadline for the December administration is fast approaching. The application receipt deadline is October 15, 2013 (or November 1, 2013, with a late fee). Visit the ARN website for more details about the application process, fees, etc.
3). ARN Submits Comments on CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ARN submitted comments to CMS in regards to the Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2014. ARN specifically commented on its opposition to therapy caps and the necessity of rehabilitation nurses in the provision of complex chronic care management services. To view this letter and all other correspondence to federal agencies visit the ARN Health Policy Page.
4). Congratulations Winners! Congratulations to the following winners of the ARN Member Get-A-Member drawing: Evelyn Armstrong won complimentary registration to the ARN 2013 Conference Gerald Sushil won complimentary registration for the PRN Online course (single user) Jean Kurkowski won one free year of ARN membership
5). Visit the ARN Career Center Are you looking for your next professional opportunity, or do you need to fill an opening at your facility? Consider beginning your search at the Career Center on the ARN website. ARN's Career Center provides direct access to specialists in rehabilitation nursing.
Whether you are an employer or a job seeker, you will find the ARN Career Center offers user-friendly search functions and services. Job seekers can use this site free-of-charge, so check it out today!
This Rehab Nursing Series™ course is designed help rehabilitation nurses prepare for the national rehabilitation nursing certification exam. The course addresses the professional practice of rehabilitation nursing, legal and ethical issues, psychosocial and community reentry issues, common rehabilitation patient diagnoses, and nursing care of rehabilitation patients. Integrated throughout the review are quizzes, games, practice tests, and test-taking strategies.
Important Dates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 15-21, 2013
39th Annual Educational Conference October 2-5, 2013
December CRRN Exam Application Deadline October 15, 2013
Teri Herron MN-ARN Chapter President
Teri Herron RN, BSN, CRRN Care Navigator Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Abbott Northwestern Hospital Work number: 612-863-3936 firstname.lastname@example.org