I am fairly new to the LTC world. I have been private practice most of my medical career and want to get back into that after completing my RN. I have only worked for one LTC, I have been here going on my second month. I love my job as a CNA and love my patients dearly my question is, Is it normal for a facility to go through 3 DON in since I have been here. And what does a DON do? I am not meaning that rudely I just want to understand their position so I am well informed. The first one who hired me was total hands on was always at the facility and was always picking up shifts if someone called out. she even believed in doing CNA orientation herself. She trained me and was right there next to me the whole time. She became ill and we lost her. The second one lasted about two weeks???? and was demoted to charge nurse and left. The third one that I am working with seems to just want to deal with paper work. I am not saying that any of this is bad. I assume it is just management styles and personalities, but we all know what happens when we assume.