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The AALNA Mission is to "Promote nursing practice by enhancing the competencies of the nurses working within the unique Assisted Living environment". In serving you, the AALNA Board has been working to develop Assisted Living nurse competencies. A presentation for review/discussion is planned during lunch on 7/20/2018 during the 14th annual conference.

We value your input into this process.

Competency Framework. Draft 3 (3)

Competency Domains. Full Version. Ch 1 to 17 Domains. Draft 1.docx. 1 (1)

AL Nurse Competencies. Sample (5)

"The Price of Love is Grief"

When someone you care about becomes a memory

that memory becomes a treasure.


Elaine Jeffers (Jakubas)

Elaine M. Jeffers (Jakubas) MSN, RN, LNC, CCM, CDP, C-AL, passed away on Friday May 18th, 2018 surrounded by family. Her passing, leaving all of us who knew her in shock.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dennis; two sons Dennis Jr. (Erica) and Leyland; grandson Carter; brothers John and Bernard (Khalida); sisters Deidre (Victor) and Kathleen.

Elaine was known for always trying to make someone’s tomorrow better. Whether it was mentoring a young nurse, helping a resident get through their day to day or just giving a family member or friend a loving confidence boost. Elaine touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

If you remember Elaine, then we are certain you will agree that she had a thousand-watt smile and a huge heart to match. Her passion for serving our seniors was so evident in every interaction with her. She was so well-suited for her vocation.

Elaine was smart, compassionate, quick to give a compliment and was very funny. A wonderful way to honor Elaine would be to simply be kind to everyone you meet today- and greet everyone with a big smile. Difficult as it is, Elaine wanted everyone to remember her without sadness, but with happy thoughts.

Elaine will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.



Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship

Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship

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.

Making the Voice of Assisted Living Heard

Making the Voice of Assisted Living 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. AALNA is actively involved in national policy discussion.


Join AALNA as Corporate Member

Committed to quality care for residents, Brookdale has joined the American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA). As a corporate member, Brookdale provides all of its nurses with the benefits of membership.


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