Achieving Excellence in Post-Acute Care

Association for the Advancement of Post-Acute Care Excellence
Nursing ExCEL

Nursing ExCEL

A national quality improvement award program that recognizes post-acute care facilities that have exemplified a commitment to nursing excellence.

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Delivering quality educational opportunities for continuing education credits and certification to enhance your skills and knowledge. Brought to you in part by the Illinois College of Nursing.

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1. Clinical Resources
2. Position Statements
3. Standards for Nursing Practice
4. Nursing Care Guidelines
5. Policies

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Get ready to LEADE

Developed by a team of experts, Leading Effectively by Advocating and Delivering Excellence (LEADE) is a program that provides nurses and post-acute care facilities with free on-line resources and tools to help create a more effective and efficient workplace.

Click here to learn about how you can utilize three of our training and clinical tools to create a workplace that works together to provide care that is safe, competent, and patient-centered.

LEADE is a collaborative effort brought to you by AAPACE and the Illinois College of Nursing.

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The Association for the Advancement of Post-Acute Care Excellence (AAPACE) is a professional organization dedicated to improving patient, facility, and healthcare outcomes within the post-acute care sector.

With a focus on providing nurses with the necessary guidance, training, and support, as well as standardizing healthcare practices and policies, we believe we can achieve post-acute care excellence.

Click here for an overview of all programs, resources and tools AAPACE has to offer.

“If you want to improve care, you must invest in those that provide the care. If you want quality care, you want quality nurses.”
Hana Malik DNP, APRN-C

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AAPACE is on a mission to ensure all nurses have the necessary guidance, training and support they need to perform their job effectively and efficiently but we need your feedback to help us understand what your current role entails. It takes 4-6 minutes to provide us with the insight we need to propose standards for nursing practice and policies. Together we can protect and advance the nursing profession.

  • For LPNs and RNs in post-acute care
  • Advocate for your profession
  • Get data and insights
  • Identify trends
  • Open dialogue between nurses, employers and policy makers
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PEDIATRIC Post-Acute Care

A primary focus of post-acute care has long been on the geriatric population but AAPACE has not forgotten about our vulnerable pediatric population.

Unfortunately the pediatric population also gets afflicted with chronic illnesses and frequent hospitalizations which is why AAPACE has now developed the Association for the Advancement of Pediatric Post-Acute Care Excellence (AAPPACE) with the mission of providing free clinical tools and resources to help enhance the quality of care in this specialized area.

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The Illinois College of Nursing

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We would love to have you share your ideas, experience and wisdom by submitting your evidence-based research or op-ed to help build the communities knowledge base.


The Nursing ExCEL Review Panel is comprised of community volunteers that represent a variety of professions within post-acute care. The role of the review panel is to review and vote on our Nursing ExCEL Accreditation applications at quarterly review meetings.


The AAPACE Advisory Board consists of community volunteers that may bring legal, business, healthcare, education, accounting or other relevant expertise to our annual Advisory Board meetings to ensure we are providing a service that benefits the greater good.


Contact us to learn more about submitting your writing or being involved with the organization.​

Click here to view our Info-graphic on Nurses in Post-Acute Care​

Click here to read about Nursing Leadership in PAC


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