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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 31st annual convention kicks off April 3rd 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 2019 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 2019 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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Whether you are interested in becoming a member, exhibitor, sponsor, scholarship recipient, etc, we will answer all of your questions. Lets schedule your free consultation.

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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

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

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

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

Monica Marcelo

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

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

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

"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

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 vendors were wonderful. The vendors were an added benefit!

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 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

"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

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

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

"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

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 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

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

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Kudos to Sophie Campbell who always does excellent programs!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Monica Marcelo

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

"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

Latest News

PADONA 2018 Annual Report

Pursuant to the PADONA Bylaws, the Board’s duties include reporting, annually, to the members, the business transacted throughout the year.  The Board offers the following report of our business transactions as completed in calendar year 2018.  Please contact Candace McMullen, Board Chair, with any questions.  PADONA Annual Report 2018   

PDPM Webpage at CMS updated

CMS has made additional changes to items on the PDPM webpage. This is a resource for providers as we prepare for implementation of the new Medicare reimbursement system. The updates were completed by CMS on April 4.   Not all items on the webpage were updated. We encourage you to check the valuable resources on the CMS webpage and the recent updates.

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