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AALNA News and Updates

Flordia Becomes the Newest AALNA State Chapter

The American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA) added a new state chapter, official January 9, 2015. With over 3,000 assisted living facilities located in the state of Florida, there was an overwhelming push by the nurses of these facilities to form an AALNA State Chapter in Florida. With the support of AALNA, local assisted living consultant, Donna Crivaro, RN, BS, CRNI, C-AL and Gail Matillo, MPA, the Executive Director of the Florida Assisted Living Federation of America, brought together a group of over 75 assisted living nurses to meet and surpass charter membership criteria and create the AALNA Florida Chapter. Read more.

10th Annual AALNA Conference

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the 10th annual AALNA conference in Washington D.C. Would like to request that you email us any photos that you may have from the conference. You may email these photos to shelby@alnursing.org

INTERACT for Assisted Living Is Here!

In 2012, AALNA and our NCAL partners, Lindsay Schwartz and Dave Kyllo, became involved in the review, revision, and development of INTERACT tools specific to the Assisted Living Environment at the request of AALNA. Rita Vann, Senior VP of Clinical Services at Brookdale Senior Living and AALNA national board of directors member, also worked toward a collaboration with INTERACT project director Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander.  Dr. Ouslander is a Professor and Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and a Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing of Florida Atlantic University. Through this partnership, AALNA, NCAL and Brookdale have worked together to further the fundamental goal of INTERACT by working to improve care. Through these and other Assisted Living Facility (ALF) stakeholder collegial collaborations, AALNA was able to influence the paths pursued and the changes needed to create Assisted Living  appropriate tools and approaches to the INTERACT communication system. Click here to read more.


Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship


Assisted Living Nurse Certification



Ethel Mitty

To honor Ethel’s contribution to nursing and her emphasis on and involvement in the recognition of Assisted Living Nursing as its own specialty, AALNA has created The Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship.


Learn About AL Nurse Certification

Our members have asked for it, the industry and profession are demanding it, and it's finally here. Certification is an important step to establishing and advancing nurse practice. Click here to learn more about Assisted Living Nurse Specialty Certification.


Committed to Assisted Living Nurses and Their Residents

Founded in 2001, the American Assisted Living Nurses Association is the only national non-profit association dedicated exclusively to nursing in assisted living. Operated by nurses, for nurses. Learn more

Making the Voice of Assisted Living Nurses Heard

Ensuring that the voice of assisted living nurses is heard loud and clear as a part of national policy discussions related to assisted living is a national priority for AALNA. In addition to facilitating discussions at the state level via our state chapters, AALNA participates in the following national committees and coalitions:


The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)
CEAL is a non-profit collaborative of eleven national organizations. CEAL promotes high-quality assisted living, serves as a convener to bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss and examine issues related to assisted living as well as to help bridge research, practice and policies that foster quality and affordability, and maintains an objective national clearinghouse of information and resources about assisted living. Learn More


The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO)
The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) represents over 28,700 geriatric nurses seeking to improve the health care of older adults across care settings and is supported by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, located at New York University College of Nursing. Learn More

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