Benefits of Membership

The  National  Association  of  Directors  of  Nursing  Administration/Long  Term  Care  Academy  of  Fellows  is established  to  serve  as  a  forum  for  educational  guidance  and  provision.    Nurse Leaders and Nurse Executives in the long  term care continuum, who  have  achieved  certification  prior  to  the  establishment  of  this  Academy,  may  be  inducted into  the  Academy.    As  Fellows  in  the  Academy  of  Fellows,  the  title,  FACDONA  (Fellow  of  the  Academy  of Certified Directors of Nursing Administration) may be used following their credentials.  To obtain fellowship, the following criteria must be met:

Click here to Read more and fill out the application.

Great for NEW DONs, this service allows you to speak directly to a veteran DON and get advice or the latest educational materials. This service is provided to members only.

If you are interested, please contact us at info@nadona.org!

Amanda Kistler Scholarship Program (CDONA)

This scholarship opportunity is available to NADONA licensed nurses, who want to become certified in order to advance their nursing practice.  The certified nurse will use their knowledge to positively impact resident life.

Click here to Read more and fill out the application.

Stephanie Carroll Scholarship

You must currently be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing and have an interest in post-acute and long-term care.

Click here to Read more and fill out the application.

Visit our Webinar page to see the vast array of webinars NADONA has to offer.  We partner with many valuable resources to bring these to you!

Click here to see all our webinars.

Professional Nursing Certification Exams

We have several certifications available and encourage our members to become certified in their fields of expertise.

  • Certified Director of Nursing Administration/LTC Exam
  • Certified Licensed Practical Nurse in LTC Exam
  • Certified Assisted Living Nurse Prep Course and Exam
  • Diabetic Learning Modules and Certified Diabetic Exam
  • Geriatric Diabetic Professional Certification Exam
  • IP-BC – Infection Prevention Board Certified Certification Exam
  • AS-BC – Antibiotic Stewardship-Board Certified Certification Exam

Click her to see all exams! 

Ask us about Discounts on all exams for Corporate Members

Why Attend This Year’s Annual Conference?

Long-term and Post-Acute care are continuously changing. New regulations and guidelines are being implemented in facilities across the country.
Keeping educated and on top of these are a constant challenge for DONs and Nurse Leaders. Communicating with staff and families remains a challenge, and in light of the recent changes, even more important than ever!

The National Conference will provide you with updates on these and other important trends that are, or will be, affecting you, your facilities, and your residents. We will provide ideas on how to relax, take time for yourself and refill your cup. After all, if your cup runs dry, how are you able to assist anyone?

Reasons to Attend

  • 4 days of education focusing on current issues of greatest importance to your residents and facilities, including compliance, clinical practice, reimbursement, leadership, clinical operations and human resources.
  • Over 20 hours of nursing continuing education education credits and administrator continuing education credits.
  • Discussion of survey management investigations dealing with new reimbursement system, while retaining staff and being ethical are several topics to be covered.
  • Networking with key personnel within your state and across the US.
  • Exhibits and product theaters that will highlight new and innovative products and services that can be used throughout your facility.
  • Enjoy the opening night reception on Sunday sponsored by NADONA and cheer on your colleagues at the awards banquet Tuesday afternoon. Both are included in your registration fee.
  • Meet new friends and regenerate and refresh old friendships.

2023 Pre-Conference Courses

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Certificate of Mastery Course

Do you wonder if your QAPI program is all it can be?

Do you question if you know enough about QAPI to make it effective?

A sample of areas to be covered in the course include:

  • Committee Construction and Leadership
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Data Review and Utilization

Following the completion of this course a board certification exam will be available online for an additional fee.

QAPI (Conference not included)

Friday, June 23rd – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Certificate of Mastery Day 1

Saturday, June 24th – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Certificate of Mastery Day 2

  • Pre-Conference QAPI Certification Review – member…………………..$350
  • Pre-Conference QAPI Certification Review – non-member……………$600

This certification is open to all health care professionals, front-line staffs and Clergy who work in health care settings. CE Provided for RNs only.

Certified Dementia Practitioner Certification

CDP certification represents that the front-line staff and health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, achievement in completing the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care course/seminar, met the NCCDP requirements for CDP certification, applied for the CDP certification and received the CDP certification. The CDP commits to ongoing professional development through NCCDP Staff Education Week or other educational opportunities and re-certification every two years. A CDP certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the front-line staff, health care professional, and the organization’s sense of accountability by abiding by NCCDP the Ethic’s statement, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual’s professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided by the CDP to the dementia patient. This certification is open to all health care professionals, front-line staffs and Clergy who work in health care settings.

NCCDP – Certified Dementia Practitioner (Conference not included)

Saturday, June 24th – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Member…………………………………………………………………………………$250
  • Non-Member…………………………………………………………………………………$425

Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer

The CADDCT seminar includes Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care PowerPoint curriculum on a memory stick, a master student handout notebook, Instructor manual, NCCDP Intimacy and Aging Video on a memory stick (sexuality video dealing with staff concerns), textbooks that include the environment, diagnosis and communication (textbooks subject to change), pretest and posttest for students, sample brochure, sample class certificate, sample sign-in sheet, Information on database development, information on obtaining approval for CEU’s, fees to charge, certifications as a CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner, certification as CADDCT NCCDP Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.

CADDCT Program (Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification®) (Conference not included)

Saturday, June 24th – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • Member…………………………………………………………………………….. $1,900
  • Non-Member……………………………………………………………………… $2,200

Pre-registration required for all pre-conferences. Application is non-refundable/transferable.

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Certificate of Mastery Course

Do you wonder if your QAPI program is all it can be?

Do you question if you know enough about QAPI to make it effective?

A sample of areas to be covered in the course include:

  • Committee Construction and Leadership
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Data Review and Utilization

Following the completion of this course a board certification exam will be available online for an additional fee.

Circle of Excellence Award Application

Click here to download the Circle of Excellence Award Application.

Facility DON/ADON must be an active member of NADONA. Zero (0) facilty deficiencies from state or federal survey OR proof of employment at the same facility/community as a Director of Nursing or equivalent for at least 10 years. Evidence must be submitted at time of application.

 

NADONA Nurse Leader of the Year Nomination Form

Click here to fill out the online NADONA Nurse Leader of the Year Nomination Form. Deadline is April 15, 2023.

 

Stephanie Carroll Scholarship Application

The 2022-2023 Stephanie Carroll Scholarship Application can be accessed by clicking here.  The deadline date for submission is April 15, 2023.  The scholarship criteria is included on the application.

 

Nurse Leader, Facility Administrator/Executive Director Letter

Click here to download the letter to share with your Nurse Administrators to attend Conference

 

Surveyor Template Letter

Click here to download a template letter you can use to alert your surveyor that you will be at the 2023 NADONA Conference.

 

Nursing Students!  Volunteer your time and get free registration!

Free registration does not include travel and hotel accommodations. If you are interested in volunteering your time to attend conference, please reach out to the NADONA office via info@nadona.org.

Click here to see all our webinars.

State and National Educational Conferences offering CEs, NAB credits, Clinical symposia, Product Workshops, Exhibitors provide new tools, Networking, Relaxation and Fun!

Watch our Home page or Event Calendar for information!

EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS ONLY

  • • “Like” us on FaceBook
  • • Join our Linked-In Exclusive Group
  • NURSES LOUNGE – exclusive to NADONA members to interact and exchange ideas, policies and stay apprised of     the latest State Chapter updates
  • • ”Members Access” to receive NADONA discounts on policies, manuals, procedures, etc.
  • Lifetime Membership for qualified retired NADONA members
  • Monthly e-newsletter

The Director – NADONA’s quarterly official journal with CE supplements, conference proceedings and conferences are just some of the many educational tools you’ll receive from NADONA/LTC. In addition, professional materials, such as Standards of Practice for Directors of Nursing in LTC, Director of Nursing Field Guide, LPN Field Guide, networking, policies & procedure manuals, e-newsletter and our mentor program.

Must be a member to view our The Director online!

Select Here to Read About McKnight’s

  • Click here to sign up for free subscriptions to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News e-newsletters
  • Click here to sign up for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News print edition

Caring for the Ages is the official newspaper of AMDA and provides post-acute and long-term care professionals with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and about the impact of health care policy on long-term care medicine.

Provider – American Health Care Association’s   magazine for LTC professionals – go to www.providermagazine.com and register

NADONA and Capella University are teaming up for you

Together, we’re partnering to offer education benefits available only to NADONA members. Because we believe our best investment is in your future—and an online degree is a powerful path to get you there.

Click here for our partner program

Our programs are designed to fit the lifestyles of working professionals like you, with distinguished faculty and personalized support teams dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

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A new educational partnership between NADONA and Chamberlain College of Nursing providing you the opportunity to advance your credentials at a group-specific tuition rate, a 10 percent tuition savings, for online nursing degree programs and options, including:

  • • RN to BSN Degree Completion Option
  • • RN-BSN to MSN Option
  • • Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program (including FNP)
  • • Graduate Certificate Programs
  • • Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

Chamberlain local Healthcare Development Specialists will be reaching out to introduce themselves to you.  In the meantime, you can receive more information about the degree programs and options available and all the new educational partnership benefits at www.chamberlain.edu/nadona. 

Partnership Benefits

  • • 10 percent tuition savings for all current and new students
  • • Waived application fee
  • • Complimentary transcript request service
  • • Complimentary official transcript evaluation
  • • Dedicated admission team to provide personal assistance throughout your admission process

About Chamberlain

  • • Chamberlain College of Nursing has been providing excellence in nursing education for more than 125 years
  • • The BSN,MSN and DNP degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791
  • • The RN to BSNoption can be completed in as few as 3 semesters
  • • MSN practicums can be completed locally or on-site (conditions apply)

Online On Your Time

You’ll have 24 hour access to:

  • • Coursework
  • • Library and associated databases
  • • Complimentary tutoring assistance
  • • Academic support designed for online students

For questions please contact:
Rachel Musson, MPH
Senior Healthcare Development Specialist
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Corporate HQ
3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL 60515
rmusson@chamberlain.edu
Phone: 734.330.5949 cell

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