As a nurse leader, you are busy sorting out the latest regulation changes, keeping your staff engaged and updated with in-service trainings, making sure your own knowledge goals are on track, reviewing your systems and processes, and maintaining quality of life for your residents. You strive to improve all of these areas, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
That is why it is so important to take a few days for yourself to recharge your spirit and enhance your knowledge, and the 2017 AADNS Conference is a great place to do this. You’ll have access to focused education in one place, networking opportunities with nurse leaders like you, and the chance to learn best practices to achieve your goals as a nurse leader.
Here are a few items you can mark off on your checklist if you attend:
Learn the Latest Updates from CMS
Evan Shulman from CMS will share the most recent national initiatives, including the 2017 new survey process, payroll-based journal, and a review of the Phase 2 requirements of participation for LTC facilities. You can get all of your updates in one session, directly from CMS. This is not-to-be-missed information that you will need in the coming months, and instead of searching for what you need to know about regulation and system changes, you can get clarification ahead of time from the source.
Become an Expert in LTC Best Practices
As a leader, you want to get the best advice possible from the experts in the field. By attending educational sessions at the AADNS Conference, you can receive expert knowledge about:
- How to develop a training plan and understand all of the changes in Phase 2 of the Mega Rule
- The new SNF Survey Process
- What to do when the police show up at your facility
- The best ways to prevent rehospitalizations
- The new emergency preparedness and facility assessment requirements starting in November 2017
- The core elements of antibiotic stewardship in nursing facilities
- Fostering high-level employee engagement and performance
View the full conference schedule for more information on the great selection of sessions available at the AADNS Conference.
Make Professional Connections
The AADNS Conference is the one place that brings together nurse leaders from across the nation who all want to create a better future for our residents. While you are at the conference, you can finally take some time to be social and meet with others in your field who are as passionate as you are about your profession.
You even get the chance to talk to the AADNS staff and board members on-site. Feel free to ask any questions about the organization, give us feedback on how we might improve education for nurse leaders, or just say hello!
Take a Vacation in the Virginia Wine Country
Sometimes conferences are not just about professional goals, but personal goals too. You work hard, and the AADNS Conference allows you to learn and have some fun in a great location at the same time. After learning all day in sessions, go out and explore Leesburg, VA. There are many enjoyable things to do in the area, such as:
Lansdowne Spa – Relax and unwind at Spa Minérale on-site at Lansdowne, where your relaxation and renewal of mind, body, and soul is their inspiration. The spa is offering a special discount for AADNS Conference attendees. Just mention that you are an AADNS attendee when booking to receive 10% off all services.
Shoe’s Cup & Cork – For a casual local experience, try this full service restaurant serving delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They use only sustainable and local products, and they make everything from scratch.
Tuscarora Mill – If you prefer a more upscale atmosphere, try this restaurant which began as a grain mill in 1899. Tuskie’s, as it is affectionately referred to by the locals, prides itself on serving fresh and local cuisine.
The Loudoun Wine Trail – Only 25 miles away from our nation’s capital, there are more than 40 award winning wineries and wine tasting rooms along the Loudoun Wine Trail. If you enjoy a good wine, make sure to take a trip down to Loudoun while you’re in town.
Village at Leesburg – Splurge on yourself or find something for a friend in this great shopping area. They have a Farmer’s Market on Wednesday from 4-7pm, and live music and fun at the Plaza Party on Friday and Saturday from 6-8pm.
Looking for more activities? Check out our Experience Leesburg page for a few more options.
If you’re ready to become a better nurse leader who is innovative and leads the way in long-term and post-acute care, register today for the 2017 AADNS Conference in Leesburg, VA, June 21-23.