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Nursing home admins, DONs see salary bump in latest report

Nursing home admins, DONs see salary bump in latest report

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Nursing home administrators' salaries increased by slightly more than 3% between 2012 and 2013, according to a recent report. Administrators now receive an average salary of $96,625, as compared to last year's $93,419 average, according to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service's 2013-2014 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report.

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?

Belinda McNutt new DON at Lourdes

Belinda McNutt new DON at Lourdes

Belinda McNutt, RN, is the new Director of Nursing at Lourdes Nursing Home in Watership Township, MI.

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.

Nursing home DON salaries rose in 2011, survey finds

Nursing home DON salaries rose in 2011, survey finds

The news is getting better for nursing home directors of nursing: they saw an average salary increase of 2.47% in 2011, according to a new report published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service. In 2010, nursing home DONs had an average salary increase of just 1.96%.