Member Awards

Los Angeles/Orange County Members ARN Role Award Winners

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Selected by the ARN Board of Directors and the Council of Leaders, this award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to rehabilitation nursing and to the organization. This award is given to a member who has demonstrated leadership by participation in the Association’s activities on a national, regional, and chapter level.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
1999: Maureen Habel
1988: Marilyn Pires
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President’s Award
The ARN President’s Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of rehabilitation nursing and to ARN. The current president may select a recipient for this award, which does not have to be given each year. The President’s Award is given at the president’s sole discretion.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2008: Donna Williams
1996: Marilyn Pires
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Advanced Practice Nurse Role Award
The Advanced Practice Nurse Award recognizes a nurse in an advanced role who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care. Candidates who have a graduate degree in nursing and demonstrate expertise in assessing health needs, developing diagnoses, planning, implementing, and managing client’s care, and evaluating outcomes of care would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2012: Patricia Garvin-Higgins
2009: Laura Ferber
2007: Marilyn Pires
2006: Robin Guttler
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Case Manager Role Award
The Case Manager Award recognizes a nurse who has actively engaged in the advancement of the case manager’s role within the rehabilitation field. Candidates who demonstrate the implementation of trans-disciplinary coordination and cooperation, serve (by participating) as mentors to new case managers, and exhibit professional organizational involvement would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2017: Cathy Parsa
2008: Crystal Barker
2007: Stacey Helvin
2005: Donna Williams

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Educator Role Award
The Educator Award recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care through an academic or educational role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability and effectiveness in the educational development and mentoring of rehabilitation nurses or students and support the advancement of rehabilitation nurses through continuing or formal education would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2006: Christiana Lassen
2002: Darlene Finocchiaro
1999: Kathleen Haydon
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Nurse Executive Role Award
The Nurse Executive Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a high-level administration role. Candidates who demonstrate leadership ability, innovation, and effectiveness in administration, support educational development of their staff, successfully represent rehabilitation nursing views, serve as mentors for new and potential nurse executives, and exhibit professional organizational involvement would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2007: Aries Limbaga
1999: Stephanie Vaughn
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Nurse Manager Role Award
The Nurse Manager Award recognizes a nurse who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care in a middle management position. Candidates who demonstrate strong clinical, leadership, and management skills, good interpersonal and interdisciplinary relationships, a high level of initiative and creative problem-solving ability, and serve as mentors for new and potential nurse managers would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2017: Deepa Kannampuzha
2013: Diana Campos
2009: Dale Wong
2007: Lynn Wetherwax
1998: Mary Sanchez

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Doctorate Prepared Researcher Role Award
The Doctorate Prepared Researcher Award recognizes a rehabilitation nurse who is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing through research. Candidates who actively participate in research, serve as mentors for new and potential researchers, or support research in the field through active involvement in professional organizations committed to this end (e.g., served on RNF Research Fund Committee, active member of Sigma Theta Tau) would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2007: Stephanie Vaughn
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Staff Nurse Role Award
The Staff Nurse Award recognizes outstanding practice by a rehabilitation nurse in a direct patient care role. Candidates who are actively employed as rehabilitation nurses practicing in a direct patient care role would be appropriate nominees for this award.

Los Angeles/Orange County Member Winners
2009: Pauline Martin
2008: Sue Wang
2006: Betty Wong
2000: Crystal Barker
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LA/OC Chapter Awards Won

2008 – Community Service Award
This award will be granted to a chapter that has made a significant contribution to the community in the last year.
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2009 – Communication Award
This award is granted to a chapter that has excelled in regularly communicating with its members. Communication can include newsletters, Web sites, and blast e-mails
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2010 – Chapter of the Year Award
This award will be granted to a chapter that meets the criteria of the communications, community service, education, and membership recruitment awards.
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2011 – Membership Recruitment/Retention Award

This award will be granted to a chapter that has exceptional membership recruitment and retention methods. Applicants should present documentation of the chapter’s membership campaigns along with documented recruitment and retention statistics displaying both what was done to increase membership and support of the success of the efforts.