AAPACN Education Foundation 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Meet four rising stars in long-term and post-acute care – the AAPACN Education Foundation 2021 Scholarship recipients. 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 2021, the AAPACN …

AAPACN Conference Session Sneak Peek: 5-ish Things That Make an MDS Nurse Lose Their Hair

The AAPACN 2021 Conference will be held virtually April 14-15, and 21-22. The conference is an excellent time to refresh, refocus, and renew your enthusiasm and dedication for your nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) role and post-acute care. You’ll come away with new ideas and solutions, and a revitalized outlook. Scott …

COVID-19 Vaccines: Healthcare Workers and Nursing Home Residents Were First, but It’s Complicated

by Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA When the COVID-19 vaccines were first rolled out earlier this year, it was a joyful surprise that healthcare workers, SNF staff, and nursing home residents were put first on the list. For many, it was exciting to hear, “YOU are first!” …

Five Ways to Be a DON Who SNF Staff Want to Follow

by Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer As the nursing department leader in long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), the director of nursing services (DNS) needs a hefty toolbox of clinical skills. However, leadership skills are also critical in building an effective team that practices open communication. Here are five ways that the …