FADONA/LTC & Imogene Ward Scholarship Programs

Interested in Advancing Your Nursing Staffs' Careers? Do They Need Tuition Assistance? FADONA is proud to offer TWO Nursing Scholarship Opportunities!


FADONA Annual Excellence Awards for DONs, LPNs and CNAs.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Nurse Administrator of the Year Award and entries for the Annual LPN and CNA Awards of Excellence.

FADONA founded the Nurse Administrator of the Year Award to recognize an outstanding nurse administrator who has demonstrated extraordinary professional responsibility by mentoring and nurturing others, as well as a strong commitment to the standards of nursing practice in long-term care. Our thanks go to OPTUMCare, which has generously sponsored this award for the past 14 years.

In addition, FADONA is also accepting nominees for its 2017 Annual LPN and CNA Awards of Excellence, which recognizes licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) - the caregivers in the trenches - whose commitment and devotion to their profession and their residents is exemplary. Cash awards include $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place, for each award. These awards have been generously sponsored by RB Health Partners for seven consecutive years.

These special award winners will be honored on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, during the Annual Awards Recognition at FADONA's 30th Anniversary Convention & Trade Show, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819; (407) 996-9700.

These awards support FADONA's Principles of Excellence for Florida Directors of Nursing, aimed at providing the atmosphere, mindset, and leadership for the most effective and safest care for our frail LTC residents.

Nominators must be FADONA members in good standing or nominee must have a FADONA member endorsement.

Questions may be directed to Ian Cordes, director of operations, icordes@bellsouth.net or (561) 683-0037.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 10, 2017.