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AAPACN Advances PAC Nursing for Future Success
Jan. 26, 2021 – The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) announced today plans to merge the memberships, resources, and educational programs of its affiliated associations, the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) and the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS), into AAPACN this May.

AAPACN Applauds New HHS Crisis Standards of Care Framework for PALTC Facilities
Sept. 28, 2020 – AAPACN joins HHS and other industry stakeholders in announcing today’s release of “COVID-19: Considerations, Strategies, and Resources for Crisis Standards of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities (PALTC).”

AAPACN Launches Therapy Certificate, Aims to Boost IDT Collaboration
July 31, 2020 – AAPACN releases its first certificate program under the AAPACN brand today. Collaboration in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Certificate of Skills in Medicare, MDS, and PDPM for Therapy Professionals is a comprehensive online certificate program developed for the entire SNF therapy team.

AAPACN Joins Other Healthcare Associations Urging Congress to Support the “SAFE TO WORK Act”
July 30, 2020 – AAPACN, along with dozens of healthcare organizations, urge Congress to support the timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions contained in S. 4317, the “SAFE TO WORK Act.” This legislation is critically needed and should be enacted as soon as possible. To that end, we strongly urge you to support the inclusion of these provisions in a Phase IV COVID-19 relief package.

AAPACN Responds to CMS Reopen Guidance, Stresses Urgent Need for More Support
May 20, 2020 – In response to the release of guidelines for the reopening of nursing homes across the country, the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), together with state and local governments, to provide clear guidance, additional clarification, and all necessary resources to support skilled nursing homes and to protect the health and safety of staff and residents.

AAPACN Unveils New Initiative and Resources to Promote the LTPAC Nurse Profession
Feb. 18, 2020 – AAPACN launches a new initiative today to increase awareness of the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) nursing profession among nursing students and other young men and women entering the workforce.

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