Certification: Certified Director of Nursing in Long Term Care (CDON/LTC)

Reed Hartman Tower, 11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 210, Cincinnati OH 45241

Since 1989, the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care(NADONA/LTC) has been certifying Directors of Nursing and Assistant Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care facilities. Over 1800 DON's have been certified through this program.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.