Newswise — CHICAGO (December 28, 2018): The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership elected Michele Cournan to serve as president-elect in 2017. Cournan was installed as president of the association for the 2018-19 year at ARN’s recent REACH 2018 Educational Conference and Expo, held October 17 – 20, in West Palm Beach, FL. She has been an active member of ARN for 24 years. She previously served on the Board of Directors and various committees including chair of Health Policy, editorial board for the Rehabilitation Nursing Journal and chapter author of The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum.

Corunan currently serves as Quality/Risk Manager at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, in Schenectady, NY, as well as Adjunct Faculty at Excelsior College. As President, Cournan states, “I am passionate about rehabilitation nursing and eager to work with the Board of Directors and the members of ARN to establish ARN as the ‘go to’ organization for issues involving care of all persons with functional impairments.”




Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

ARN is a professional healthcare association dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. For more information about ARN, please visit or call 800.229.7530.

Register for reporter access to contact details