About the AAPACN Board of Directors

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is the parent corporation of AANAC. The Board of Directors for AAPACN is responsible for the strategic leadership needed to grow our Association and to have it meet the needs of our members now and in the future. The best candidates for the Board are members with leadership and strategic planning experience, as well as an awareness of the impact of healthcare policy on the long-term and post-acute care nursing field.

The AAPACN Board Policy Manual describes the Board’s work as follows:

The Board will govern lawfully, observing Policy Governance principles, with an emphasis on (1) outward vision rather than internal preoccupation, (2) encouragement of diversity in viewpoints, (3) strategic leadership more than administrative detail, (4) clear distinction of board and chief executive officer roles, (5) collective rather than individual decisions, (6) future rather than past or present, and (7) proactivity rather reactivity.

"Post-acute care nursing is in the midst of significant changes, and we need talented and committed people to move AANAC and our profession forward. Serving on the AAPACN board has been one of my most rewarding professional experiences, and I look forward to continuing to my service and engagement to this important organization after my tenure concludes. 

Many of you may wonder if you are qualified or make a good fit for the AAPACN board of directors. If you have a passion for our profession, well-rounded expertise, and a collaborative and forward-thinking approach, then the answer may be yes. I encourage you to apply for this opportunity to give back and be part of one of the largest post-acute care nursing organizations in the country. In addition to charting the future course of our profession, you’ll also continue to grow in your own career."

- Stephanie Kessler, AAPACN Board Chair

How to Join the Board

To apply to be on the Board of Directors, please download and complete the Board Application Form. You may email this form and your resume to tsummers@AAPACN.org

If you choose to complete this form and mail it, please return it and your resume by FedEx (receipt signature required), UPS (receipt signature required) or the USPS (return receipt requested). Faxes are not acceptable. Mail to: AAPACN, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 600, Denver, CO 80246

Applications must be received by July 31, 2019.