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Facilities accepting LPN as ADON


Specializes in Geriatrics.

I had recently seen in the paper a facility here in Iowa looking for a LPN for DON position. Was unsure if it was a typo or if other facilities accept that as well. It then got me thinking how I have been offered the ADON position at my facility but they would like me to have my RN. Do some facilities accept LPN as ADON?

CapeCodMermaid, RN

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health. Has 30 years experience.

Most facilities want RNs...especially in management positions. If the DON is out the ADON has to take over so an RN is usually necessary


Has 17 years experience.

My DON is an LPN and has worked in that position for 15+ years.

Depends on the area. When I lived in MO, I had an LPN DON in a skilled nursing facility. I've also had several LPN ADONs.