Benefits of Membership

Listed below are some of the benefits NADONA provides to our members and the long-term care profession.

Champion1-22x28The  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:

Academy of Fellows Application and Essay Instructions

Academy of Fellows Bio Form 10.05.15

mentorGreat 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.

scholarship-512Apply for the 2019-20 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.  Deadline April 1, 2019

chamberlainA 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 

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:
    o    Coursework
    o    Library and associated databases
    o    Complimentary tutoring assistance
    o    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
Phone: 734.330.5949 cell



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 Exam
  • Diabetic Learning Modules and Certified Diabetic Exam
  • Geriatric Diabetic Professional Certification Exam
  • Academy of Fellows

  Discount on all exams for Corporate Members

conference-iconRegional, State and National educational conferences offering CEs, NAB credits, Clinical symposia, Product Workshops, Exhibitors provide new tools, Networking, Relaxation and Fun!


  • Credentialed Professional Speakers on most current educational materials
  • Presentation of new products available through exhibiting vendors
  • The latest and up-to-date info available on MDS audit 30 – 35 CE’s
  • Meals included (at least 2 meals per day of the conference)
  • INTERACT™ Champion (CIC Program)
  • Priceless networking opportunities
  • Free tool kits and products from vendors
  • Quality return on minimal investment of registration
  • Circle of Excellence discounts and awards for 10 years of service or zero-deficiency for the facility
  • DON Course Review
  • Nurse Administrator of the Year award
  • NCCDP Train the Trainer and CDP Review Course


  • 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.

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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.


  • NADONA Community “Forum” to network with other members

  • “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
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