AAPACN is dedicated to supporting post-acute care nurses provide quality care.


AAPACN Education Foundation

The AAPACN Education Foundation positively impacts the lives of 1.4 million people living in nursing homes by providing education scholarships as well as research grants for nurses committed to improving the quality of life and care for long-term care residents. 

By supporting nursing education, you will help build the workforce and ensure the prosperity of the profession for years to come. You can make a difference! Help the AAPACN Education Foundation raise $25,000 to help even more PAC nurses further their education. 100% of every donation helps fund scholarships that enable these nurses to continue to grow in a career they love.

Watch this special video message from AAPACN Education Foundation Board Member, Linda Shell, DNP, MA, BSN, RN, DNS-CT.

Nursing Scholarships: How We Help

Thousands of dedicated women and men working in post-acute care dream of the chance to learn more, do more, be more. By funding nursing scholarships and research grants, the Foundation helps to make some of those dreams a reality for these committed healthcare professionals. 

Academic scholarships 

Applications for the 2024 Scholarships are now closed. Applications for the 2025 scholarship will open in October 2024. 

The Foundation awards the following scholarships to students with an interest in post-acute care and who are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree:

Research grants 

The Foundation accepts proposals for academic nursing research.