Why Choose Us

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What We Offer

Annual Convention expressly for Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care, Associates and Assistants

Membership Discounts

Access to Scholarships



About Us

ODONA/LTC was established on January 17, 1990 when DON's from throughout Ohio gathered and adapted 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


Judith [Judy] Camp (Valentine)
October 5, 1939--March 1, 2010
ODONA Founder
Long time Advisor and Board Member
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Our Advantages

Active Member ($130.00/yr)

Any licensed nurse who is currently or has previously served in a position as Director or Assistant Director of Nursing in a licensed long term care facility, who shall have paid the appropriate fees.  Membership fee includes membership in NADONA.

Associate Member ($85.00/yr)

Any professional such as RN, Dr., or any professional healthcare organization involved in the long term health care field, who is interested in supporting the goals and objectives of this association.... more
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Patron Member ($500.00/yr)

Patron Members receive recognition as a Patron Member in each edition of our newsletter published four times a year. They also receive acknowledgment in three locations on our website. Before the annual statewide convention, Patron Members receive a 10% discount on the convention booth fee and recognition at the Awards Banquet at our annual ODONA Convention as well as throughout the Convention on a prominent display at the
registration table. They are also recognized on materials distributed at our DON Boot Camp and other activities beyond the Convention.


Our Experts

Jennifer Maple




Carolea Mercer





Shanea Creighton


Peggy Kish
Past President,


Katie Sorrell