AANAC Mission and Purpose -

Our Mission and Purpose

The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination's mission is to improve the quality of care and life for residents/patients by providing accurate and timely information, education, networking, and advocacy opportunities for nurses and healthcare professionals.

Founded in 1999, AANAC is a non-profit professional membership organization representing healthcare professionals in the long-term care field. Our purposes shall be to:

  • Promote and improve the quality of care and life for residents/patients by providing accurate and timely information, education, networking, and advocacy opportunities for healthcare professionals
  • Work for improvement in standards of practice of care and the availability of healthcare services for all people, including assuming an active role as advocates in healthcare
  • Foster high standards of resident/patient care by improving assessment and care planning through involvement of the interdisciplinary team in this process
  • Stimulate and promote the leadership and professional development of members and advance their professional welfare
  • Promote and protect the advancement of resident/patient rights
  • Represent, act, and speak on behalf of the members represented by this association
  • Study, discuss, research, and exchange information to further the purposes of this association
  • Hold meetings at intervals to further the purposes of this association
  • Cooperate lawfully with other professional associations, healthcare facilities, universities, industries, technical societies, research organizations, and governmental agencies in matters affecting the purposes of the association
  • Adopt policies and conduct programs for the improvement of clinical practice provided that the policies and programs are consistent with the requirements that the association is not organized for profit and no part of its earnings inure to individuals

Vision and Values

The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination vision is to be the preeminent organization providing leading-edge information and education for healthcare professionals and is the strong, respected voice of its members, shaping policy to improve patient/resident care and quality of life.

We value:

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inspiration
  • Improvement