Belong to a supportive, professional community passionate about rehabilitation in nursing.

If you are passionate about rehabilitation nursing practice and rehabilitation in nursing, we invite you to become part the close-knit ARNA community. 

Why join ARNA?

 Becoming a member will help you:

  • Advance your career through developing your professional knowledge of rehabilitation care
  • Collaborate with other rehabilitation nursing professionals from a variety of settings across
  • Enhance your clinical practice skills for optimised outcomes
  • Share your experiences to help raise the profile of rehabilitation in nursing and rehabilitation
    nurses in Australasia and inspire rehabilitation as a practice of all nurses
  • Advance nursing’s body of rehabilitation knowledge through sharing of Evidence Based
    Practice (EBP) initiatives and formal research
  • Develop your professional rehabilitation nursing network as a member of a professional,
    supportive community passionate about rehabilitation nursing

Membership benefits

  • Free access to professional development events including face-to-face and online events
  • Opportunities to actively participate in ARNA subgroups to focus on the areas that pique your
    professional interests, such as strategic priorities, education, membership and research
  • A significantly discounted registration rate to attend the annual ARNA National Conference,
    and network with colleagues at the largest annual gathering of rehabilitation nurses in Australasia
  • Free online continuing education through the ARNA Online Education Portal to enhance your
    practice and meet AHPRA continuing professional development (CPD) requirements
  • Free subscription to ARNA’s members-only specialist rehabilitation nursing publication
    throughout the year
  • Member-only access to a range of other speciality publications including the ARNA
    Rehabilitation Nursing Competency Standards
  • Access to education and research scholarships to inform and enhance your practice
  • Keep up to date with what rehabilitation nursing colleagues are doing via a regular newsletter
    delivered to your inbox and also available in the members-only website area

    Downloadable Membership Flyers:


Membership types

 ARNA offers three types of annual membership for nurses (Individual membership), professionals (Associate membership) and organisations (Corporate membership) passionate about rehabilitation in nursing.  

Membership is annual and is due on 30 June each year. Members joining AFTER 31 March will roll over to the following year, thereby receiving up to 3 months free membership.

ARNA membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.

“It is no secret among rehabilitation nurses that we are passionate about  our role in assisting our patients achieve their goals. Our collegial organisation ARNA is equally passionate about rehabilitation nurses!  Sharing latest information via study days and online education and a stellar group of speakers at the annual conference, ARNA strives to deliver best evidence-based practice and cutting edge technology."

J Farley,
Princess Alexandra Hospital,
ARNA QLD member

“I think ARNA plays an important role in ensuring that the principles and practice of rehabilitation nursing are maintained as healthcare seems to be more and more acute care focused."

R Buchanan, ARNA VIC/TAS member

*Corporate membership offers attendance to all ARNA events across Australia for any two members of the organisation, 
allowing the benefits of membership to be shared across your team. 


Talk to us

If you have any questions or want to know more about the benefits of becoming a member, please send us an email or give us a call on +61 3 8669 1489.