• Guest Blog: The Value of Mentoring in Nursing

    Friday, December 14, 2018 | Catherine Burger, BSN, MSOL, RN
    Mentoring is an opportunity to impart experiences, skills, perspectives, and ideas to accelerate the success of another person. Read this guest blog by Catherine Burger, BSN, MSOL, RN, to find out how by developing a formal mentoring program for nurses, organizations can recruit and retain quality nurses and positively impact the overall culture of the nursing departments. 
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  • Why Should I Become a Certified DON?

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | AADNS

    If you want to thrive as a DON in today’s long-term care profession, have the respect of your administrators, and provide the best care for our elders, earning your professional certification is a must. Read this blog to find out how the DNS-CT certification from AADNS will help you in your career and decide if you are ready to work toward this great accomplishment.

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  • 2018 AADNS Annual Conference Takeaways from a DON in Rural Michigan

    Friday, July 13, 2018 | Christy Steward, RN, DNS-CT

    AADNS member and DON, Christy Steward, RN, DNS-CT, shares her experiences and takeaways from the 2018 AADNS Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD.

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  • Why Should I Earn a Nursing Certification?

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | AADNS

    Certification programs elevate the standard of knowledge and skills required for a profession. In nursing, certifications are offered by specialty, and there are many paths to choose from. If you are considering a career in nursing, you may be wondering – why should I earn a nursing certification in addition to going to nursing school? Here are a few things to consider.

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  • A DNS’s Advice on How to Prepare for the New Survey Process

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Kristin Bernard-Breese, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-CT, CPC

    Preparing for the new survey process should not be much different than what you are already doing. Surveyors are just changing the way they look at things and viewing them more comprehensively than they did before. However, there are certain things you should be preparing weekly and monthly throughout the year in order to be ready for your survey.

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  • Nurses Week: Inspiring Stories from Nurse Leaders and Why They Chose LTC

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | AADNS
    Being a nurse leader in long-term and post-acute care is one of the most rewarding professions available in nursing. Read these stories to revitalize your passion for LTC nurse leadership and celebrate your profession during Nurses Week. 
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  • 5 Reasons to Attend the AADNS Nurse Leadership Conference

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | AADNS

    Are you considering attending the 2018 AADNS Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD, but need a few more reasons why you should register for this event? Look no further! This blog is for you.

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  • The Right Questions for a DON to Ask in an LTC Facility Interview

    Friday, March 9, 2018 | AADNS

    Follow these steps to develop an interviewing process for hiring and retaining the most qualified employees in long-term care.

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  • 4 Times McKnight’s Asked the Nursing Expert and AADNS’s Judi Kulus Responded

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | AADNS

    Over the past four months for McKnight’s “Ask the Nursing Expert about…” column, AADNS’s Vice President of Curriculum Development, Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, addressed some of the challenges that nurse leaders are facing today, from understanding unusual citations to Facility-Wide Assessment preparation. Read all four articles here and get the expert answers you need now.

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  • What Can Happen in a Year?

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | AADNS

    In 2017, long-term care saw several changes, such as the implementation of Phase 2 of the Requirements of Participation, the new SNF survey process, an emphasis on person-centered care, reductions in medications including opioids and antipsychotics, an extensive look at emergency preparedness and infection control, and much more. 

    Take a look at AADNS's 2017 Year in Review and consider joining this professional nursing association in 2018 to keep up with the new changes coming your way as a nurse leader!

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