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TitleCDONA Prep Course
LocationHenry Center for Executive Development
Address 3535 Forest Rd
Lansing, MI
Dates 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019
Time All Day


To be eligible to take the Certified Director of Nursing Exam (CDONA™), you must have a current RN license and have one year of experience as a DON in long-term care. This prep course does not include the exam.


This program will be presented by Cindy Fronning, RN-BC, IP-BC, AS-BC, RAC-CT, CDONA, FACDONA. Cindy is the Director of Education for NADONA.


This program will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to 15 nurse contact
HCAM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program will be held at The Henry Center for Executive Development located at 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. MI-NADONA/LTC has reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $95++/night at the adjacent Candlewood Suites. This rate expires on June 29, 2019. To reserve your room now call the hotel at 517-351-8181 and reference NADONA.


This program will cover the relationship the Nurse Leader has with the Administrator and how to communicate within the partnership. A review of the regulatory changes in ‘17 and ‘19 will be held. Nursing department budgets will be discussed with
hands on practice of developing a staffing model used in budgeting. This program will also cover how the facility is reimbursed and the role of the Nurse Leader in culture change, QAPI and survey. It outlines the responsibilities of the DON role.
This course will prepare the Nurse Leader to take the CDONA™ board certification exam.


  • Clinical Operations
  • Culture Change in LTC
  • Regulatory
  • Budget
  • Clinical Reimbursement
  • How to Survive the Unexpected Survey
  • QAPI Becomes Your Survival Process
  • Systems and Process of Clinical Service
  • Art of Delegation & the Nurse Practice Act
  • Surving as a Nurse Leader

HCAM Registration Policies

Please utilize this form to register for the 2019 MI-NADONA/LTC CDONA Prep Course. Completed forms should be mailed to HCAM at 7413 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 or faxed to (517) 627-3016.
Event Confirmation
After your registration form has been processed, an event confirmation will be emailed to your attention. Please be sure to include a current email address on this form. If you do not receive a confirmation within 14 business days, please contact Kisti via email at
Cancellation & Refund Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing by e-mail to Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted. Individual registration fees, less a 25% processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to June 28. Cancellations received after June 28 and no-show registrants, will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future program.
Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to participate, may send an alternate in their place. Please contact Kisti at with the first and last name, title, and facility/company of both the original registrant and the alternate to process this request.
Dietary Restrictions/Special Accommodations
Individuals with special dietary restrictions, or those who require special accommodations to fully participate in this program, should contact HCAM in writing by e-mail to at the time of registration, detailing their request or restriction.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participating in, MI-NADONA/LTC and HCAM events and/ or activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MI-NADONA/LTC and HCAM’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant/attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.
Should you have questions, please contact Kisti by phone at (517) 622-6194 or by email at

Available Spaces
Fees $399.00 - for NADONA members Before June 28
$450.00 - for NADONA members AFTER June 28
$520.00 - for non-members

Document Bin

  Uploaded Description File
3/29/2019 19 CDONA Prep Course Brochure .pdf (670KB)
3/29/2019 MI-NADONA/LTC Membership Application .pdf (146KB)
Provider Information
Michigan Center for Assisted Living • a division of Health Care Association of Michigan | MCAL
7413 Westshire Drive | Lansing, MI 48917 | Ph: (517) 627-1561 | Fx: (517) 627-3016| ©2019 | Site Credits