Central Ohio Association of
Rehabilitation Nurses
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2012/2013 Board of Directors
Deb Thomas RN CRRN


Carol Beathard  BSN RN CRRN

Norma Clanin MS RN CRRN

Michele Rinkes BSN RN CRRN
Jan Simek RN CRRN
Janice Rook MS RN CRRN

Maureen Musto MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CRRN
Cindy Gatens MN, RN, CRRN
Common Links

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

National Spinal Cord Association

Paralyzed Veterans of America

National Stroke Association

American Stroke Association

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide

American Diabetes Association

Central Ohio Diabetes Association

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC)

Fore Hope

Ohio Wheelchair Games
National Profile

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) mission is to
promote and advance professional rehabilitation practice to
enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and
chronic illness.  This is done through education, advocacy,
collaboration, and research.

A national conference is held yearly in October.  Rehabilitation
nurses throughout the United States attend to collaborate
with their peers and attain current educational information.  
Also, many ARN members present poster or paper sessions
on various rehabilitation topics.
Membership Profile

COARN members work in a variety of settings,
such as:

-Acute care hospitals and clinics
-Sub acute care facilities
-Long term care facilities
-Rehabilitation facilities
-Private practice
-Case Management
-Insurance companies
-Other companies
Local Profile
The Central Ohio Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
(COARN) was charted in 1989 to promote the national
philosophy on a local level.  COARN supports this promotion
by advancing the practice of rehabilitation nurses locally.  This
is done by:
*Bi-monthly educational offerings with a focus on issues          
       related to current rehabilitation nursing practice
*Periodic certification review courses to help prepare for         
        the CRRN certification test
*Quarterly Newsletter
*Community Service
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