AADNS Press Room

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Recent Press Releases

New Nursing Association Launches Today
March 28, 2016 – The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) officially opened for business today with the launch of its website AADNS-LTC.org. “We are very excited about this opportunity to advance post-acute care nursing by fostering innovative nurse leadership,” explains Diane Carter, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, FAAN, president and CEO of AADNS. 

AADNS Adds Hurley, Grachek to Top Positions
Dec. 15, 2015 - The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) has added Marianna Kern Grachek, MSN, RN, NHA, and Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA, to the executive team of the newly created professional nursing association launching in Spring 2016. 

AADNS in the News

60 Second with Amy Stewart
McKnights.com - Q: Where should nursing leadership start with the new final rule? A: Consider up front how much time and effort it will take to put a plan in place. The director of nursing needs to look at policies, procedures and forms.

Debating the obscure parts of the final rule
McKnights.com - If you were with me at the AADNS conference in Baltimore, I'd kick back with you as we selected comfortable chairs, and would suggest we have wine and cheese as we read.

Providers disappointed with final rule's 'unnecessary' arbitration ban
McKnights.com - But others, including Diane Carter, MSN, RN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, FAAN, president and CEO of the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services, were less relieved about the rule's stance on nursing staffing.

CMS surprise: New nursing home survey process to debut in late 2017
McKnights.com - Organizers of the first national meeting of the new American Association of Directors of Nursing Services timed their event just right. On Thursday, members became the first group of long-term care providers to learn of a new survey process.

Inaugural AADNS conference kicks off Wednesday
McKnights.com -  The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services will hold its first national conference Wednesday through next Friday in Baltimore.

New nursing services group promises a 'proactive' voice
McKnights.com -  A new, post-acute care nursing organization looks to bring a "fresh and proactive" approach to the field, its leader says.

New organization launches for post-acute nursing directors
McKnights.com - A new post-acute care nursing organization was launched Monday and will bring a “fresh and proactive” approach to the field, its leader told McKnight's.

New association for directors of nursing services launches
LTLmagazine.com - The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) has officially launched today with more than 5,000 members.

AANAC making plans for DON organization
McKnights.com - Long-term care nurse executives have announced they will be introducing an organization for directors of nursing in a few months.

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