As each bird in a flock flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow, resulting in a 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. When we share a common direction and sense of community, we can get where we’re going quicker and easier because we travel on the thrust of one another. AADNS’s mission is to support and empower nurse leaders and DNSs as they create uplift for the teams they lead on the journey to quality resident-centered care.

Membership with AADNS

The aging population is increasing at a record pace, making post-acute care nursing a rapidly growing and changing field where nurse leaders with defined skills and expertise are in high demand. As a DNS in this setting, your number one priority is to provide quality care to residents in skilled nursing homes. Our number one priority is to support you in this role, giving you the tools and resources needed to walk away every day feeling proud of your work, your team, and your profession. 

Let AADNS help prepare you for the future—whether it be tomorrow or 10 years from now. Join us and become part of a network of nurses that together will empower the profession and improve your practice.

Membership Levels

  • One year membership - Full membership benefits for one year
  • Two year membership - Full membership benefits for two years at a discounted rate
  • Professional Development Partner Membership - Membership paid through employers' partnerships with AADNS
  • Student Membership - Membership at a discounted rate for full-time students