American Association of Directors of Nursing Services

The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to leading and empowering DONs/DNSs with best-in-class education, resources, legislative representation, and a strong collaborative community that advocates for and ensures resident-directed long-term and post-acute care communities.

During a series of Nurse Leadership Summits convened during 2015, nurse leaders across the country identified the need for a strong national professional nursing association that would empower nurses as leaders, lead the change for a new care delivery model, and elevate the voice of our profession. In March 2016, AADNS launched with the objective to meet these needs and to advance resident-directed care.