About ARNA

ARNA's History

The Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA) began as the Australian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association in 1991 in the Illawarra District of New South Wales when several Rehabilitation Nurses got together to discuss ways of networking and enhancing the education of nurses in the rehabilitation setting.  Since then ARNA has grown to include all the states and territories of Australia and has members in New Zealand and other nations.

ARNA continues to be a conduit for the exchange of information and knowledge for rehabilitation nurses and providing information for educational and professional enhancement. It is an association run by nurses for nurses and also encourages multi and interdisciplinary sharing of information and knowledge. 

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Our Mission & Vision


Our Vision - Rehabilitation as an integral part of every nurse’s practice.

Our Mission - Support the development and sharing of nursing’s body of rehabilitation knowledge, skills and attitudes for the well-being of individuals and communities. 

Mission & Strategic Plan


Our Values 

Ensure the highest standards of reputation and service

Be ambassadors of our Association and our Profession

Deliver on promises and expectations with honesty and integrity

Build open and honest relationships with great communication

Promoting best rehabilitation practice and services 

Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018 

ARNA Constitution and Rules*


ARNA 2016 / 2017 Annual Report


Auditors Financial Report

*Constitution is currently being review by the National Committee