Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Award (OARN)

The Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (OARN) is the professional association for Ontario Registered Nurses or nursing students with an interest in rehabilitation.

OARN’s mission is:

To foster the development of rehabilitation nursing as a specialty within nursing and within the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team
Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information between rehabilitation nurses
Provide a forum for rehabilitation nurses to network
Represent the interest of rehabilitation nurses in Ontario
Support initiatives aimed at trauma and injury prevention
Promote community awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities and/or chronic diseases.

OARN supports 1 award:
The Donna Kettyle Award provides an opportunity to a Registered Nurse who wishes to pursue further study in the field of rehabilitation nursing. Applicants may be in a specialty certificate program, baccalaureate or masters degree level of study. Preference will be given to those whose focus of study demonstrates a positive impact on the promotion and development of rehabilitation nursing. Applicants must be members of the OARN for a minimum of one year. Applicants can only receive this award once per degree.