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

Membership FAQs

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AANAC and AADNS have merged into one association, the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). This change allows the association to expand its existing resources and network to all members and provide greater opportunity to create new resources and education across various PAC settings.
No. The AANAC and AADNS websites will be going offline, but don't worry! All your education information and all the resources you had under AANAC and AADNS are now available here.
No. The login and password you used for AANAC or AADNS has not changed, and you can use it to login to the AAPACN.org website.
Yes. You still have access to any courses that have not expired and are able to complete the exams. You can access any current certifications and download and/or print.
Yes. Discussion groups like the LTC/MDS network and the DNS network will still be under the new member community - AAPACN Connect. This means that you’ll still be able to belong to and participate in the same groups as you do now. Previous conversations and libraries will be there, too!
On the AAPACN.org website, login and find the "MY ACCOUNT" button at the top right corner of the page. They click on " MY PROFILE", which will take you to a new page with your account and contact information for review and edit. From the "MY ACCOUNT" page, you can also click on "MY RECEIPTS", "MY MEMBERSHIP", "MY CERTIFICATIONS" and access to your Learner Dashboard.
Once you're logged in to the AAPACN website, select the "MY ACCOUNT" button at the top right corner of the page. You will find several icons on the My Account page. Find the "MY MEMBERSHIP" option, select it and find the option to renew in the center of the page.
No. If you renew early, your membership will be extended one year from the current expiration date.
No, each individual's membership is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Yes, you can still login to your account with your previous login and password, even if the login was an email address you no longer use. Once you login to the AAPACN.org website, you can update your account information, like your primary email, login, phone number, etc. You will also have access to any current certification information you have. If your membership has lapsed or is no longer in effect, you can join or renew a previous individual membership.
A two-year membership saves you time and money because you only need to renew every two years, and you get a discount of over 10% off the cost.
Yes. AAPACN offers a discounted student membership. Membership with AAPACN helps students to be knowledgeable about changes in the field, gives students access to AAPACN publications which can be used for scholarly work, gives students access to the career center, and the ability to network with seasoned PAC/LTC professionals! For more information, check out our student membership page for eligibility requirements. If you have additional questions, you can email [email protected]
AAPACN offers a retirement membership for a one-time payment of a one-year membership due for lifetime membership access. You may wish to keep your membership current even after you retire to keep your certification current, to stay abreast of trends in post-acute care, and to support those with less experience in the field. Please call us with any questions at 800-768-1880 to see if you are eligible.
No. If you are a member through an Organizational Membership or if your individual membership dues are paid by your employer, you can still list your home address as your primary address.
You can ask your question on AAPACN Connect, AAPACN’s members-only private, online community including peers and experts in the long-term care field. This online community is a great place to seek advice, ask questions, offer expertise, find tools and documents, and build a support system. To post your question, go to on AAPACN.org and find “MEMBERSHIP” on the top toolbar of the AAPACN homepage. Under MEMBERSHIP LINKS on the right side of the page, go to "Visit the Community." Once you login to AAPACN Connect, find the option to “Participate” in the center of the purple toolbar and click on it. A drop down menu will appear. Select the first option, “Post a Message.” Create your post just as you would an email. Select a discussion group to send to, enter a subject, and type your message above your signature.
Yes. You can enroll in live webinars or purchase on-demand webinars and invite multiple staff to participate in the webinar with you. However, the only one who will receive CE credits is the one registered for the webinar.
AAPACN has a career center where you can find your next dream job or hire a new team member. Jobs can be posted by members or non-members, although members receive a discounted rate for job postings and resumes. To explore the career center, find "CAREER" on the top toolbar of AAPACN.org. Once on the career page, select "FIND JOB," or "FILL A JOB."
No. Your membership and certification have two separate cycles. Membership dues are annual or everyone other year if you have a two-year membership. ($136 per year). RAC-CT and DNS-CT recertification needs to be completed every two years and the courses are purchased separately from membership and are often on a different cycle and recertification deadline than membership renewal.

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We most likely have your old record that you should use so all of your history and education is in one record. If you have forgotten your login and password, you can email us at [email protected] or call us and we'd be glad to help - 800.768.1880.
With AAPACN, you will have 24/7/365 advice from peers in our members-only, online community where you can ask anything, from the most nuanced to the most fundamental questions. Additionally, you'll have access to articles and web resources about trends in the field, as well as up to 50% off education opportunities!
With AAPACN, you will have access to resources and tools to help you excel in your leadership role including articles, training kits, and a searchable resource library. On the members-only community, you can network and engage with others in a safe and collaborative setting.
Yes. However, if you become a member you will receive up to 50% off education and certification opportunities, as well as discounts on educational workshops and conference registration.
No, you cannot receive education discounts nor do you have access live webinars for free with the trial access. We encourage you to join AAPACN to receive full member benefits.
Multiple users are not permitted to access the benefits of an individual's membership account. An individual membership is only for the member whose name the account is in. This is important to maintain the integrity of each member's education records.
Yes. AAPACN offers a discounted student membership. Membership with AAPACN helps students to be knowledgeable about changes in the field, gives students access to AAPACN publications which can be used for scholarly work, gives students access to the career center, and the ability to network with seasoned PAC/LTC professionals! For more information, check out our student membership page for eligibility requirements. If you have additional questions, you can email [email protected]
A two-year membership saves you time and money, as you renew once for two years at a time, and the price is discounted to $236. This option also allows you to sync your membership dues with your RAC-CT or DNS-CT certification cycle, which must be renewed every two years. If your membership is due for renewal and you are certifying or re-certifying, you can renew to the two-year membership to sync your certification and membership cycles.
Yes, organizational memberships are available for facilities/companies who would like to provide membership for 10 or more people or 5 or more facilities. For more information, see our partner options page.
Membership dues for an individual are $136 per year. You may renew your membership as an individual by calling 1.800.768.1880. We will use your existing record so your educational history stays on file.
No. Payment is due as a one-time installment to join or renew your membership.
AAPACN is based in Denver, Colorado, but we have more than 15,000 members across the United States. Our 1-800 number allows you to call us toll-free, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm MT, with any questions you have regarding membership or education opportunities.
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