AAPACN Advocacy Agenda Supports the LTPAC Nursing Profession During the COVID-19 Crisis

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has been the nearly singular focus for AAPACN and our members over the last few months. We have closely communicated with members to understand the needs and challenges of long-term and post-acute care professionals during this time and developed a lengthy roster of tools, tips, and …

Spotlight on You – Podcast Series Episode 2

In the second episode of this two-part series, AAPACN Chair-elect, Jill Snow, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CHC, and AAPACN Immediate Past-chair, Stephanie Kessler, CPC, join AAPACN Vice President of Curriculum Development, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, in a discussion about three of the top challenges facing LTPAC nurse professionals …

AANAC and AADNS – Mental Health Tips for Long-Term Care Professionals

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and AAPACN recognizes the struggles long-term care professionals are facing right now to keep their mental health balanced during to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses may be feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, or depressed by the hard decisions they must make every day and the situations …

LTC Facility COVID-19 Data Reporting and Nursing Home Compare Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) continue to provide guidance to SNFs regarding the NHSN Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Module. All SNF facilities are currently required to submit weekly reports on COVID-19 data. Key Points for LTC Facilities: Not later …

AAPACN Education Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

This Nurse’s Week, we honor four rising stars in long-term and post-acute care. The AAPACN Education Foundation positively impacts the lives of 1.4 million people living in nursing homes by providing scholarships for nurses seeking their RN license and degrees in nursing. In 2020, the AAPACN Education Foundation awarded more …

AAPACN 2020 Innovation Award – Tammy Kelly and Carrie Tidd, Commonwealth Care of Roanoke

The blog post is the last in our series honoring the AAPACN 2020 Award Winners. We look forward to celebrating with these winners and the 2021 winners next year at the AAPACN 2021 Conference in St. Louis. 2020 Innovation Award WinnersTammy Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, and Carrie Tidd, RN, …

AAPACN 2020 Inspiration Award – Jacqueline Jenkins, RN, Good Samaritan Society

One of the highlights of the AAPACN annual conference each year is the recognition of the year’s award winners. With the 2020 conference now planned as a virtual conference in June, AAPACN will feature the 2020 winners in this blog series every week in April. Please join AAPACN in congratulating …

AAPACN 2020 Integrity Award Winner – Braylee Wynn, Presbyterian Manor

One of the highlights of the AAPACN annual conference each year is the recognition of the year’s award winners. With the 2020 conference now planned as a virtual conference in June, AAPACN will feature the 2020 winners in this blog series every week in April. Please join AAPACN in congratulating …