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The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Since 1986, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care have been THE leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs (in management positions and/or serving as Director of Nursing Services, Nurse Administrator, VP of Clinical Services, Consultants, Nurse Educators, MDS Nurses, Staff Development, Transitional Care Nurse, Infection Prevention Nurses or any RN that has previously served in a role equivalent to DON or ADON) in Long Term Care (LTC). NADONA was founded by dedicated LTC professionals, and our board of trustees still consists of LTC professionals. We understand your daily challenges, and are here to provide you with the tools you need for professional success.
"NADONA is committed to providing our membership with the tools needed to be successful. We are here to help you."
Nationally-recognized NADONA/LTC Certification Exam is created – by DONs, for DONs.
Toll-free Reference & Research Library for Directors of Nursing is complete.
First DON of the Year awarded at annual conference.
Thousands of Members!
NADONA/LTC’s first scholarship is awarded at annual conference.
Debut of The Director Journal.
Debut of Standards of Practice For Directors of Nursing.
www.nadona.org is launched Academy of Fellows established.
Mentor for Members hotline launched.
Circle of Excellence established.
Coalition of Geriatric Nurse Organizations
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes
20th Anniversary in St. Louis, MO.
LTCPLC develops Core Competencies in LTC
Annual Conference Record
Johnson and Johnson
- Transition in management.
- Development of the Assisted Living Certification exam.
- IOM Report on re-tooling for Aging in America.
- LPN Certification development.
- Certifications are now “online”.
5 Year Goals
Gina Kaurich resigns
Advancing Excellence incorporates.
DON Field Guide
Corporate Partners program
NADONA Certification Review
Signature Health Care
Certified Dementia Practitioners
Master Trainers developed
Accreditation From American Nurses Credentialing Center
$20,000 in scholarships
NABs Administrator Board
Dr. Richard Stefanacci
Standards of Practice guidelines
Viewed by over 20,000 readers
Dr. Nimalie Stone
NADONA's Annual Conference
The Director New Editor Named
2016 Conference Austin Texas