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Top 5 Nurse Leader Blogs of 2018

In 2018, the Nurse Leader Blog provided you with tips for career success, advice for preparing for new processes, inspiring member stories, and much more. As we move into 2019, let’s take a look at the most popular posts on the Nurse Leader Blog from 2018 and reflect on all that we’ve learned and accomplished in the last year.


1.       The Right Questions for a DON to Ask in an LTC Facility Interview

In this popular blog, we provided steps to help you develop an interviewing process for hiring and retaining the most qualified employees in long-term and post-acute care.


2.       2018 AADNS Annual Conference Takeaways from a DON in Rural Michigan

AADNS member, DON, and 2018 Founder’s Professional Development Grant winner, Christy Steward, RN, DNS-CT, shared her experiences and takeaways from the 2018 AADNS Conference in National Harbor, MD.


3.       Nurses Week: Inspiring Stories from Nurse Leaders and Why They Chose LTC

During Nurses Week, we revisited the many inspiring stories written by nurse leaders about why they chose their career in long-term care.


4.       5 Reasons to Attend the AADNS Nurse Leadership Conference

There are many reasons to attend the AADNS Annual Conference, but in this blog, we provided five reasons that stand out to us year after year and showed you some examples of what the experience of being together with this group of outstanding professionals looks like.


5.       Why Should I Become a Certified DON?

In this blog, we outlined why it is important for directors of nursing to earn their professional certification, provided feedback from other DONs about their certification experience, and offered up some questions to help you decide if you were ready to work toward this great accomplishment. 

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