Director of Nursing. A DON oversees all nursing staff in a nursing home, and is responsible for formulating nursing policies and monitoring the quality of care delivered, as well as the facility's compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to nursing care.
Director of Nursing. The director of nursing is a registered nurse who oversees the nursing department, including nursing supervisors, licensed practical nurses, CNAs, and orderlies. The director of nursing writes and executes procedures and policies for nursing practice. Consultations with families, physicians, committees, and community groups are also important aspects of the job. The director of nursing is responsible for the overall medical quality and safety of patient care.