The DON’s Role in Making the Most of Staff Education

A director of nursing services’ (DNS’s) active involvement in staff education is vital, even though the level at which the DNS is involved in the planning and execution of education is largely determined by the size and resources of the facility. In smaller facilities, the role of organizing and leading in services often falls to the DNS. For example, AADNS’s curriculum development specialist Amy Stewart, RN, DNS CT, RAC MT, was responsible for in servicing her 111 bed facility as a DON. However, points out Linda Shell, DNP,MA, RN, principal of, even if your facility is large enough to have a dedicated staff educator, “as a DNS, you need to have a good working knowledge of how to effectively conduct in services to ensure that you are providing good oversight.” No matter how hands on or hands off your involvement with staff education, the eight expert approved tips below will help you to achieve greater impact in your role. Read the full article

Dr. Linda Shell, MA. RN |

Dr. Linda Shell MA, RN, principal and co-owner of LindaShell.Com and Legacy Market Services, Inc, has over twenty-five years of experience providing education, leadership development and consultation to non-profit and for-profit senior care organizations.

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