Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


ATTENTION:  There will be an FSARN lunch reception at the ARN conference on Thursday October 18, 2018 in Room 2C.  All Florida Nurses who are registered for the conference are invited to attend (members and nonmembers).

2019 Annual Educational Conference

"Too Much Fun in the Sun...Rehab to the Rescue"

May 1-3, 2019

Highlights include:

* Pre-conference workshop on Wednesday May 1, 2019

* 2 hour breakout

* Full conference includes: 16 nursing CE, 2 lunches, 3 breaks, vendor reception with music and door prizes, vendor prize drawings, silent auction, innovative resources and networking

* Venue on Disney property


Mission Statement for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses:

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, contact inafletcher@comcast.net.


2017-2019 Board Members

President: Cynthia Hernandez
President-Elect: James Edwards

Recording Secretary: Anabel Velazquez
Treasurer:  Peggy Rosier

Corresponding Secretary: Ellen Ortu
Nominations Chair: Denyce Bensen
Past President: Donna Bagley 
FSARN is divided into 13 districts covering all corners of the state. Each district operates under the guidance and bylaws of FSARN. Listed below are the State Committee Chairs and the President of each District.

Committee Chairs
Advisory Board: Colleen Balestrieri
Bylaws: Grisel Burgos
CE Application: Kathy Sobczak
Conference Liaison: James Edwards
Finance: Marty Bassett
Historian: Lisa Duncan
Membership: Suk Tomlinson
National Health care Policy: Susan Fowler 
Communique: Lisa Duncan
Scholarship: Brook Jimenez
Website Manager: Ina Fletcher

Leadership Chair: Sue Brown

District Presidents (Active)
Broward President: Margaret "Peggy" Rosier
Central FL President: Lydia Hendrix
Northeast President: Joanne Hoertz 
West Coast President: Cindy Hernandez 

Current Happenings:
New 2017 ARN Role Award Winner:

Cynthia Hernandez, MSN/ED, RN, CRRN 

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