New association for DNSs launches

The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) has officially launched today with more than 5,000 members.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to advance post-acute care nursing by fostering innovative nursing leadership," says Diane Carter, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, FAAN, president and CEO of AADNS in a press release. "Through AADNS, we will empower nurses as leaders, drive change for a new care delivery model and elevate the voice of our profession."

AADNS represents more than a third of directors of nursing services working in long-term and post-acute care through its sister organization, the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC).

With AANAC, AADNS has facilitated a series of nursing leadership summits. The inaugural AADNS nurse leadership conference will be Sept. 28-30 in Baltimore.

AADNS is a membership association for nurse leaders that offers education, resources, legislative representation and community. The nonprofit offers two certifications: Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT) and QAPI Certified Professional (QCP).


Topics: Advocacy , Clinical Leadership , Leadership