• 3 Tools for the New Director of Nursing’s Toolbox – Part 2

    Friday, November 15, 2019 | Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

    Dealing with adverse employees can be a challenging task, but it's something the DNS has to do. Read this blog for some tips from Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, about how to handle these difficult situations and what to do to investigate when you suspect one of your employees might be uncompassionate or abusive. 

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  • 3 Tools for the New Director of Nursing’s Toolbox – Part 1

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

    Amy Stewart, Vice President of Curriculum Development for AAPACN, provides three tools for new Directors of Nursing to add to their toolbox. In Part 1, you'll find out how to set boundaries and establish expectations for communication with your team. 

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  • Workplace Culture - Speak it, Breathe it, Live it

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Cody Campbell, LNFA

    In this blog, AADNS member Cody Campbell talks about four key areas for nurse leaders to consider when developing their workplace culture. 

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  • Do You Embody Inspirational Leadership?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Cody Campbell, LNFA

    AADNS member, Cody Campbell, LNFA, provides insight into his take on inspirational leadership as the key to being a successful nurse leader and how directors of nursing can inspire and lead their teams.

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  • The Long-Term Care Moment That Changed My Life

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

    Amy Stewart, Vice President of Curriculum Development for AAPACN, tells the story of the long-term care moment that changed her life, the gifts she received from a true moment of care as a director of nursing, and the revelation that was the reason she decided to stay in the field.

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  • Skilled Nursing News Hosts First Annual Summit

    Friday, June 14, 2019 | AADNS

    AAPACN President and CEO, Tracey Moorhead, attended Skilled Nursing News’ (SNN’s) inaugural, half-day Summit in Chicago on June 6. The event attracted more than 250 skilled nursing leaders representing providers, investors, technology innovators, and business solutions. Read this blog for important highlights from the panel discussions!

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  • Highlights from the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference in Orlando

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | AANAC and AADNS
    The 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference in Orlando, FL on April 3 – 5, 2019, was by far the largest AANAC or AADNS conference yet, with more than 1,300 attendees, 48 exhibitors, 8 sponsors, and 29 speakers. The annual meeting highlighted AANAC’s 20th anniversary, AADNS’s continued success, and the launch of a new parent organization, the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). The annual meeting was a two-and-a-half-day event full of learning about the latest best practices and regulation updates in long-term and post-acute care, connecting with industry peers and experts, and having lots of fun! If you were unable to attend or would like a chance to look back on all of the good times and important information you learned, read this blog for some highlights.

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  • Looking Forward to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference

    Friday, February 22, 2019 | AADNS

    Each year, AANAC and AADNS hold an annual conference to bring together nursing professionals like you for best-in-class education, networking, and fun. With this year’s theme, we gather to envision the future of long-term and post-acute care in an atmosphere of collaboration to foster a new paradigm of teamwork and innovation. If your future is in long-term or post-acute care, you want to be a part of this event! In this blog, you’ll read about what’s new this year at the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference in Orlando, April 3 – 5.

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  • Top 5 Nurse Leader Blogs of 2018

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | AADNS

    In 2018, the Nurse Leader Blog provided you with tips for career success, advice for preparing for new processes, inspiring member stories, and much more. As we move into 2019, let’s take a look at the most popular posts on the Nurse Leader Blog from 2018 and reflect on all that we’ve learned and accomplished in the last year.

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  • 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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