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