HCAF: Surviving the Director of Nursing Position (CEU: SN, OT, ST - 1.5)

1 module


Course Length
90 mins

HCAF eLearning



Qualifications, Responsibility, Duties, And The Stress Level, With Tips For Success

Featuring Guest Speaker Glenda Burke of Alternatives: A Consulting and Education Service

I sometimes wonder how many DONs became a DON through a battle field promotion, 50% maybe more. The words “Director of Nursing” are a mere title but truly being a DON is so much more! How many of us became DONS, ill-prepared and pushed into duty with a promise of “intense training, and extensive orientation”, sometime down the road. If you are currently a DON or have been one in the past, how did that work out for you? In my experience it was not easy and after much agonizing and self-recriminations, we managed to be successful, or we quit. Here is a program that can allow you to skip some of the agony, stress and hair pulling moments in this journey to success or be an excellent refresher course for the seasoned professional who could use a reminder of just what a DON should be doing. Please join me for the first of two webinar programs to educate and hopefully entertain current and prospective DONs.

Course instructor - Glenda A. Burke, RN, BS


Sessions will include current information regarding:
Florida Home Care Organizations requiring a DON designation
Chapter 400, Part III, Florida F.S. 2012
Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statues
Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59A-8
The Joint Commission Requirements
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) requirements
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) requirements
Definitions: Florida-Director of Nursing , Federal-Supervising Nurse, Accreditation Entities DON
Qualifications: State, Federal, Accreditation Entities
Standard Job Description/Description of specific duties
Competency Evaluation
Recommended Orientation
Current Responsibilities: State, Federal, Accreditation Entities

Developing methods for success with:
Survey Survival (State, Certified Federal and Accreditation)
Problem Solving (scenarios of common problems encountered)
Human Resources Management (Interviewing, Hiring, Firing, Mentoring, Evaluating and Disciplining)
Staff training and education
Policy/procedure development
Development of QI program
Development of Infection Control Program
And much more


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate HCAF Course Certificate

Surviving the Director of Nursing Position
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