Nursing Facility Director of Nursing (DON) in Training Certificate

Certificate Course

The Director of Nursing leadership program is a comprehensive course designed for the licensed nurse who wants to become an effective leader in a long term care setting. This course helps nurses learn and balance quality of care, compliance and leadership.

The Director of Nursing Long Term Care (LTC) Leadership Program is a comprehensive course designed for the licensed professional who has a desire to be an effective nurse leader in the LTC setting. The intricate field of LTC can be difficult to navigate without a clearly defined rationale to apply to everyday operations. An educated staff is the foundation that will support a sound and successful facility. Without regular education and effective leadership skills training, facility care could result in poor resident outcomes, legal and regulatory ramifications and possibly financial loss.

Course Objectives:

This course content is constructed to be practical and focused on some of the most important components of LTC, quality of care, and compliance with federal regulations. Federal Regulations are the minimum standard of care. The material in this program is based on CMS guidelines and consistent with JCAHO standards.

Mentoring activities are recommended to add a nurturing network and proactive environment for learning as opposed to the difficult method of learning by trial and error. These activities and feedback validation exercises are included in this program.

Course Approvals:

  • California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN):#V-10621
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

Kenda S. Beach, R.N., LNC, RAC-CT, CDONA/LTC is co-owner of SWK Consulting LLC. Her company specializes in Long Term Care and Assisted Living education, consulting and pre-survey assessment and preparation. Ms. Beach is an author and presenter for SWK’s Long Term Care Leadership Seminars. She maintains active in providing education and services to long term care and assisted living facilities throughout the eastern and mid-Atlantic states.