Rehabilitation as an integral part of every nurse's practice.

The Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (ARNA) is the peak professional membership association for rehabilitation nursing in Australasia. If you are passionate about rehabilitation nursing, we invite you to become part our close-knit community. 

Our mission is to advance the practice of rehabilitation nursing to promote the well being of individuals and communities.  

Our vision is rehabilitation as an integral part of every nurse’s practice.  

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 countries.

ARNA continues to be a conduit for the exchange of information and knowledge for rehabilitation nurses and provides information for educational and professional enhancement. We also encourage multi and interdisciplinary sharing of information and knowledge.

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