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Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

We are dedicated to service and committed to caring. PADONA/LTCN represents directors, assistant directors, current and former, nursing supervisors and other professionals in long term care and consultants to directors of nursing in long term care.

Membership

Join PADONA and get the support you need & deserve.
Membership to PADONA shall be available to any person/agency who is actively interested in fostering the development of nursing administration in long term care.

Convention Info

Our 32nd annual convention kicks off April 1st at the Hershey Hotel.
Educational sessions cover a variety of topics requested by members including leadership, regulatory update, compliance and legal issues, advance directives, clinical sessions and more.

Class Registration

Register for our continuing education webinars and courses.
PADONA offers many continuing education programs for nursing professionals that award contact hours upon completion.

Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

We are dedicated to service and committed to caring.

PADONA/LTCN represents directors, assistant directors, current and former, nursing supervisors and other professionals in long term care and consultants to directors of nursing in long term care. Members are represented from church, profit, nonprofit, county and state facilities.

Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

We are dedicated to service and committed to caring.

PADONA/LTCN represents directors, assistant directors, current and former, nursing supervisors and other professionals in long term care and consultants to directors of nursing in long term care. Members are represented from church, profit, nonprofit, county and state facilities.

Review our calendar for our schedule of committee meetings, area meetings, webinars and other educational offerings. Check back often as this calendar is frequently updated.

Discover opportunities for nursing jobs available throughout Pennsylvania.

Members are invited to post open positions on our website. Job listing details may be submitted by email, postal mail or fax.

Exhibitors - Register Now For The 2020 PADONA Convention

Advertise your services to the many medical  professionals that attend our annual conference in Hersey, PA.  You will be prominently featured in our conference area or break area.

Exhibitors - Register Now For The 2020 PADONA Convention

PADONA Convention at Hershey Hotel
Advertise your services to the many medical  professionals that attend our annual conference in Hersey, PA.  You will be prominently featured in our conference area or break area.

Continuing Education for Nurses

PADONA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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What Our Members Say

"I really enjoyed the entire 4 days... I never lost interest in the information provided."

Monica Marcelo

"It was first time attending the convention. It was amazing. I took so much information from it to share with my Nursing staff. I look forward to coming next year!"

Anonymous

Overall I was able to relate a lot of the topics back to my facility and will be sharing the knowledge with my staff and administration. I enjoyed every speaker.

Anonymous

The convention topics presented useful information in the daily practices. For example - QAPI - made the program and approach to conducting a QAPI plan in the community clear. Second example - Candace presented real life examples of implementing leadership interventions. Thank you!

Anonymous

I’ve been coming to these conventions for 20 years and they always deliver. Great topics and great speakers! Thank You! I always look forward to going!

Anonymous

Kudos to Sophie Campbell who always does excellent programs!

Anonymous

I appreciated the enthusiasm and passion of the presenters. There were plenty of "real life" scenarios and suggestions for coping with financial, regulatory and legal challenges. I also appreciated the opportunity for, and openness to, questions which were answered with confidence.

Melissa Shafer

PADONA's LTC Leadership Development Program was very helpful to me as I prepared for my new role as a Director of Nursing.  Working in Long Term Care for over 15 years, I gained knowledge in many areas, but this program helped pull all the pieces together.  I was able to gain confidence in areas that…

Charity Shanabrook RN, CNDLTC

The convention was awesome. Very informative! The presentations were very much appropriate as to what is happening in our space! Thank you.

Anonymous

As usual, the level of education and accommodations is top notch!

Anonymous

Being a new DON this course gave me the why as to doing things I've been taught to do but never really explained why it had to be done.

Jimi Imm

"Overall the program was very informative. I have been working off and on as a DON for 10years, and even for experience DON this is helpful useful information."

Michelle Carter

The vendors were wonderful. The vendors were an added benefit!

Anonymous

This year was one of the best! Great speakers, Great Topics!

Anonymous

What Our Members Say

The convention was awesome. Very informative! The presentations were very much appropriate as to what is happening in our space! Thank you.

Anonymous

Overall I was able to relate a lot of the topics back to my facility and will be sharing the knowledge with my staff and administration. I enjoyed every speaker.

Anonymous

As usual, the level of education and accommodations is top notch!

Anonymous

"Overall the program was very informative. I have been working off and on as a DON for 10years, and even for experience DON this is helpful useful information."

Michelle Carter

Being a new DON this course gave me the why as to doing things I've been taught to do but never really explained why it had to be done.

Jimi Imm

This year was one of the best! Great speakers, Great Topics!

Anonymous

Kudos to Sophie Campbell who always does excellent programs!

Anonymous

The vendors were wonderful. The vendors were an added benefit!

Anonymous

The convention topics presented useful information in the daily practices. For example - QAPI - made the program and approach to conducting a QAPI plan in the community clear. Second example - Candace presented real life examples of implementing leadership interventions. Thank you!

Anonymous

"It was first time attending the convention. It was amazing. I took so much information from it to share with my Nursing staff. I look forward to coming next year!"

Anonymous

"I really enjoyed the entire 4 days... I never lost interest in the information provided."

Monica Marcelo

PADONA's LTC Leadership Development Program was very helpful to me as I prepared for my new role as a Director of Nursing.  Working in Long Term Care for over 15 years, I gained knowledge in many areas, but this program helped pull all the pieces together.  I was able to gain confidence in areas that…

Charity Shanabrook RN, CNDLTC

I’ve been coming to these conventions for 20 years and they always deliver. Great topics and great speakers! Thank You! I always look forward to going!

Anonymous

I appreciated the enthusiasm and passion of the presenters. There were plenty of "real life" scenarios and suggestions for coping with financial, regulatory and legal challenges. I also appreciated the opportunity for, and openness to, questions which were answered with confidence.

Melissa Shafer

Latest News

Identifying Safe Practices with Urinary Leg Bag Systems in Long Term Care

The attached article,  published in the American Journal of Infection Control was co-authored by Sharon Bradley, Senior Infection Prevention and Patient Safety Analyst/Consultant, of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.  Many of you will recognize Sharon as one of our convention presenters.  The article has been provided with her permission.  Identifying safe practices urinary leg bag systems in LTC.

Dementia Education Article

With increasing regulatory focus on dementia care education, our PADONA Nurse Educator, Becky Flack, provides the attached article for your use with education and training. Dementia Education Article 2019

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