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Our Mission: To promote effective nursing practice in assisted living such that nurses as well as residents benefit.

AALNA News and Updates

10th Annual AALNA Conference - Registration Now Open!

Join your colleagues and fellow AALNA members in Washington, D.C. for the upcoming 10th Annual AALNA Conference. Early bird savings are available now! Click here to register today.

Brookdale Joins AALNA as Corporate Member Nursing Staff to Benefit from Professional Development Opportunities

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 9, 2014 - Committed to quality care for residents, Brookdale has joined the American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA). This corporate membership provides all of Brookdale's nurses with access to the benefits of membership, including: professional networking opportunities, updates on industry trends, continuing education courses and webinars, changing regulations, and having a voice in state and national policy discussions. Brookdale sees this as part of the company's dedication to ongoing staff development. AALNA is the only association focused on promoting effective nursing practices in the assisted living industry. 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


Industry Partner Events

ALFA Conference & Exposition
May 19-22, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

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

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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


Our Sponsors and Supporters

Meet our allied members
Brookdale Senior Living ALFA  

American Assisted Living Nurses Association on LinkedIn