Join as a Student

If you're in school studying for a career in the long-term care field, joining AADNS as a student member is a smart move. We offer access to helpful resources and share insight and information that isn't taught in the classroom. By joining AADNS, you can be an excellent nurse leader, right from the start.

Enhance your education with an AADNS student membership

AADNS offers advanced certification and education programs that take nurse leadership education beyond the classroom and into real-world scenarios. If you're interested in professional development opportunities outside of your school, check out the Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT) certification or the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification. If you're a new graduate and need some help getting started, check out our DNS Starter Kit, a perfect way to get settled in your new role. We also recommend all students and those new to nurse leadership become familiar with the State Operations Manual (SOM).

Be sure to check out our nursing student resources for articles, tools, and information on the long-term care profession.

Student Membership Basics

Cost: $49 USD

Length of Membership: 12 months 

Student Membership Requirements:

  • You must be a full-time student (as considered by your college or university) or enrolled to be a full-time student within the calendar year
  • You may only be a student member at AADNS for a maximum of four years
  • Proof of enrollment is necessary, which could be:
    • Letter or official correspondence from the Dean or official school representative, which verifies full-time status
    • Acceptance letter noting full-time status if school has not yet begun
    • Tuition invoice for the upcoming semester/quarter
    • Copy of your upcoming class schedule, which clearly indicates full-time status

How to Join as a Student


1. Download and complete the student membership application

2. Return the application with proof of full-time student status and payment via:
a. Fax: 303-758-3588, Attn: Tamara Rimpley
b. Email: trimpley@AADNS-LTC.org
c. Mail: 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80246
3. You will be notified once your application has been approved