Resources for Nurse Leaders

As a DON and nurse leader in long-term care, you are responsible for facility outcomes, staff success, and residents' well-being. Here are additional resources to help you excel in this role. Just getting started or new to long-term care? Explore the areas below to see if this is a fit for you.

  • New to the DON role: DNS Starter Kit
  • Government source documents: State Operations Manual
  • Advanced education: Director of Nursing Services - Certified (DNS-CT) and QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification programs
  • Performance resources: Sample performance evaluation and orientation checklist

Long-term care offers an array of job opportunities for nurses. From entry-level to advanced skill levels, long-term care nurses can broaden their career by crossing a spectrum of nursing domains. Using the form below, enter your information to access our Nursing Department Career Map to see where a career in long-term care can take you!