FAQs about the AANAC and AADNS transition to AAPACN
In May of this year, AANAC and AADNS will merge into one association, the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). This change will allow the association to expand its existing benefits and network to all members and provide greater opportunity to create new resources and education across various PAC settings.
While we’re excited about this change and believe it will benefit the members of both AANAC and AADNS, we know that members have many questions. Over the next few months, we’ll try to answer you questions here. Submit your question using the form below and be sure to check back often for updates.
What do I need to do to change my membership from AANAC or AADNS to AAPACN?
You don’t need to do anything. In May, your membership, education history, and certification information will transfer automatically to AAPACN.
What are the membership dues for AAPACN?
Beginning in May, the dues for a one-year membership to AAPACN will be $136 and $236 for two years, and you’ll have access to all the member benefits, articles, and resources of both AANAC and AADNS.
I just renewed my AANAC/AADNS membership. Will I need to renew again in May?
No, your AAPACN membership expiration date will be the same as your AANAC/AADNS membership expiration date.
Will I still be able to access the AANAC and AADNS websites after the transition to AAPACN?
No. The AANAC and AADNS websites will be going offline in 2021, but don’t worry! All your education information and all the resources you had under AANAC and AADNS will be available right here on AAPACN.org.
Will I need to change my login/password information for the AAPACN website?
No. The login and password you use for AANAC or AADNS will not change, and you will use it to login to the AAPACN website.
Will I still be able to access AANAC/AADNS courses that I’m in the process of taking?
Yes. You will still have access to any courses that have not expired and will be able to complete the exams. You will still be able to access any current certifications and download and/or print.
What will happen to the online AANAC and AADNS communities, discussion groups, and libraries?
AANAConnect and the AADNS Network will become a new member community on AAPACN.org. The discussion groups and libraries will be there, too! This means that you’ll still be able to belong to and participate in the same groups as you do now. Groups like the LTC/MDS network will still be there on AAPACN.org.