Headshot of nursing expert Amy Stewart

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) has promoted Amy Stewart to chief nursing officer. In her new role, Stewart will be responsible for expanding AAPACN’s expertise across post-acute care. 

As a seven year veteran of AAPACN, Stewart has worked to expand programming to include education for nurse leaders and other members of the interdisciplinary team. 

Stewart previously served as AAPACN’s vice president of education and certification strategy, participated on multiple Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Technical Expert panels, and served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CMS Crisis Standards of Care for LTC. She also chaired the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. 

Stewart is a frequent speaker at the national American Health Care Association convention as well as an AAPACN Master Teacher. 

“Amy is highly respected by our members and her expertise is highly valued by state and national associations, state and federal regulatory agencies, and healthcare media,” said AAPACN CEO and President Tracey Moorhead.

Stewart earned her master’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College, according to Linkedin. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Prior to joining the AAPACN team, Stewart honed her leadership and reimbursement skills through serving as the division director of case mix for Presence Life Connections.

Despite her various roles within the AAPACN, Stewart still manages to make time to consult as a legal nurse for Hall, Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC, in Chicago, IL. She is also the author of AAPACN’s Director of Nursing-Certified (DNS-CT) Leadership and Business Essentials Manual and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News’ nurse expert columnist

Stewart says she is fortunate to have guided other nurses into becoming experts in the field.

“Being able to help nurses grow into strong leaders is why I love what I do here,” she said.