MN-DONA provides the following benefits to its members:


  • Biannual edition of Focus, MN-DONA's online newsletter

  • MN-DONA Website -, provides up-to-date information on MN-DONA/LTC including a calendar of events, legislative issues, board member contact information, constitution, committee information  policies, a forum for members to ask questions and seek ideas, membership application, favorite forms, programs and policies, patron members and morel

  • Continuing Education - Discounted Registration Fee for Spring Connection and Fall Conference

  • Liaisons to Minnesota Medical Directors Association, LPN Taskforce, Minnesota Health & Housing Alliance, MHHA Regulatory Affairs Committee, APIC MN, CHAIN, Stratis, LeadingAge of MN, Care Providers Regulatory, Care Providers Quality Council, MN Center for Nursing, OHFC

  • District Meetings- Held around the state, this is your chance to meet with DONs and ADONs in your area to discuss current issues and share concerns.

  • Scholarships- MN-DONA's mission, which includes promoting leadership excellence through education, is the catalyst for providing scholarships to members for leadership/personal balance, continuing education at our Fall Conference and post­ secondary education.  New this year, MN-DONA vendor scholarships will now go toward scholarships for DONs/ADONs to attend Fall Conference that otherwise might not be able to attend! The MN-DONA Take a Chance on Education program will still provide educational scholarships (three in 2023).

Active membership fee is $150 for 1 year or $275 for 2 years. Your membership year begins from the date we receive your registration and is renewable on that anniversary date through MN-DONA. Click below to Join.