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Ohio Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

ODONA/LTC was established on January 17, 1990 when DON's from throughout Ohio gathered and adopted a Constitution and Bylaws. Sixty-seven founding members carried the torch to bring ODONA/LTC to its presence today.

ODONA/LTC is the only organization in Ohio established by DON's, for DON's, and managed by DON's. This is your organization!

We welcome you to our website and hope the information contained herein is helpful. Please feel free to call ODONA/LTC toll-free at 866-226-3662 for more information. We look forward to having the opportunity to enhance and support you in your endeavors as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. Become a member today! Click here



Letter from the President Peggy Kish RN,
Clinical Services Director for Zandex Health Care

The 2015 ODONA Convention "meet the LTC Challenge in 2015" will be held March 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.

Some of our most popular speakers from last year are returning – Janet Feldkamp, Cathy Duncan, Angie Edmonds, Jennifer Gross and Jane Belt.  We also have new speakers covering topics like “Behavioral Patients in Nursing Homes”, “Advancing Excellence” and much more.  You can see the entire schedule on the "Convention" page of this website. 

One of the most exciting offerings we have at this year’s convention is the DON Certification course we have added to our agenda!  Yes, you can attend the 2015 ODONA convention and come away with your DON Certification at no additional cost! 

All in all, the convention offers more than 13 CEU’s and 4 more CEU’s with the DON certification! 

ODONA Members get ALL of this for $300.00 per DON!  Non-members are also welcome to attend at $350.00 per DON.  And you can bring your ADON for only $225.00 per person. Go to the "Convention" section of this website to register for this exciting opportunity.

To take advantage of the "Member" prices, please be sure to renew your ODONA membership today.  Click on the “Membership Information” tab on the left side of this page, complete the membership application, and send it to us via e-mail or US Mail (the address is on the form).  If you’d like to pay by credit card, click on the ”Click here to join now!” button just below “Membership Information.”

Finally, don't forget to make your room reservations directly with the Embassy Suites by calling (614) 790-9000.

We look forward to seeing all of you in March! 

Peggy Kish