Director Of Nursing

Genesis HealthCare offers NADONA membership to all DONs

Genesis HealthCare announced it will provide membership to the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) to all its directors of nursing in each of its more than 500 skilled nursing centers.

Ask the nursing expert ... about overseeing immunizations

Ask the nursing expert ... about overseeing immunizations

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I am a new assistant director of nursing and my administrator asked me to oversee immunizations. Where do I start?

Ask the nursing expert ... about juggling responsibilities

Ask the nursing expert ... about juggling responsibilities

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How can a director of nursing juggle all the day-to-day responsibilities and still be available to the needs of his or her staff?

Ask the nursing expert ... about QAPI implementation

Ask the nursing expert ... about QAPI implementation

There has been a lot of talk about QAPI. What is the director of nursing's role? Where should we start?

Ask the nursing expert ... about transitioning to DON position, staying abreast of MDS changes

Ask the nursing expert ... about transitioning to DON position, staying abreast of MDS changes

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I have just been promoted to director of nursing after the position became available. I am very nervous. Where do I even start and where would I find support and continuing education for my new role?

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

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Are you aware of any type of fecal containment system that may assist us with very loose stools that keep contaminating sacral ulcers?

Ask the nursing expert ... about improving turnover rates

Ask the nursing expert ... about improving turnover rates

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I have been in my director of nursing position at my new job for about three months now and I find that our turnover rate is outrageous. I interview and hire but after orientation, it is hard to keep our new hires. Any suggestions on how to improve retention?

I couldn't live without ... Omnicell's G4 medication management system

I couldn't live without ... Omnicell's G4 medication management system

Using Omnicell's G4 medication management system has made staff more efficient at Falling Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, says Director of Nursing Alma Cullers.

Ask the nursing expert ... about dealing with workplace 'sabotage'

Ask the nursing expert ... about dealing with workplace 'sabotage'

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My ADON, although smiling and seemingly cooperative, talks about me behind my back and is very critical of my leadership. It's creating an atmosphere of tension and conflict. Do you have any new reference tools to address this issue?

Just ask Petraeus

Just ask Petraeus

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Well, it wasn't easy to get there, but we have a new CIA director sworn in. With John Brennan taking over the spy agency, now's a good time to think back to what happened to his predecessor, General David Petraeus.

Ron Arrison, Executive Director, King's Daughters and Sons Home

Ron Arrison, Executive Director, King's Daughters and Sons Home

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Ron Arrison knows why he works at the interdenominational King's Daughters and Sons Home. "I believe God sent me here," he says. The former hospital administrator says he planned to stay a year. That was in 1987.

Assisted living salaries increased, turnover decreased in 2012, report says

Assisted living salaries increased, turnover decreased in 2012, report says

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Assisted living administrators' national average salary was $77,729 in 2012, according to the newly released 2012-2013 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report.

Woman gets 3 years in prison for giving psychotropic medication to nursing home residents

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The former director of nursing at a California nursing home was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for administering powerful drugs to subdue residents.

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

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Key skilled nursing facility managers saw small salary increases in 2012, according to new figures released Tuesday. The raises signal slow, steady economic improvement, say organizers of the survey, the largest of its kind.

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

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Maybe you've heard the one that starts like this: A long-term care administrator, director of nursing and resident walk into a bar ...

Going back to servant leadership

Going back to servant leadership

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I have to wonder why, when some people get in a "power" position, they kind of turn into real ... dictators. We've all seen it, everyone from the nursing assistant who gets promoted to mentor "newbies," to CEOs of large associations or corporations, to some in political positions. Maybe they feel serving their own needs outweighs others.

NADONA announces Arnicar as new president; Dornberger named executive director

NADONA announces Arnicar as new president; Dornberger named executive director

The National Association of Directors of Nursing / Long Term Care late Friday announced its new leadership slate for the coming year. Robin Arnicar was elected president in electronic balloting that concluded in late December. In addition, the Cincinnati-based group removed the "interim" label and named Sherrie Dornberger its executive director.

Association rolling dice with 'new' approach for nurses: earning certification at the show

The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing is testing a "new" approach at its annual conference next Thursday and Friday in Las Vegas. Nurses will be able to attend a traditional conference and exhibition AND fulfill requirements for certification at the same time. Certification requirements can be fulfilled for Director of Nursing in Long Term Care, Long Term Care Staff Development Specialist, and Long Term Care Safety Specialist.

Assisted living admin average salaries exceed $71,000; nursing directors $63,500

Assisted living admin average salaries exceed $71,000; nursing directors $63,500

Assisted living administrators' national average salary was $71,272 in 2010, according to the new 2010-2011 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report. Assisted living directors of nursing, meanwhile, had an average salary of $63,571. Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service and LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA) formally issued the report, with support from the National Center for Assisted Living.