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LPNs that work or have worked as DON/ADON?

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Specializes in Memory Care, Assisted Living, LTC. Has 18 years experience.

Are there any LPNs that currently work as a DON/ADON of a facility?

How was your first few months?

What are some of your challenges and how did you work them out?

Any tips?

Lynker, LPN

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 2 years experience.

As far as I know, LPNs cannot be a director of nursing. This is because LPNs cannot be in a higher state of authority over RNs, and the DoN needs to be able to supervise and be able to take over for any nurse, I believe.

For assistant director of nursing, I'm actually not sure! I actually didn't even know they were a thing until recently.

It definitely depends on where you work. Please just do your research in whichever state you are residing in. I know Quite a few people who was the resident care coordinator or DON and they are a LPN.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

4 hours ago, angjam2277 said:

It definitely depends on where you work. Please just do your research in whichever state you are residing in. I know Quite a few people who was the resident care coordinator or DON and they are a LPN.

I think they might have been employed at an ALF.