We invite you to become a member of our organization if you are a…


  • Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Vendor to the LTC Continuum

  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Education Coordinator
  • Long Term Health Care Professional, RN, MD

  • Administrator
  • Wound Care Nurse
  • MDS Coordinator

To register for Membership click on the “Become a Member” button or Download the Membership Form.

Receive the maximum benefit from your dues dollar: Your membership dues are shared by Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council & Education Forum to provide maximum benefit to our members by supporting additional educational opportunities.  We also fund nursing scholarships for students interested in long term care.

Benefits of Membership

Vital education with member discounts:

  • Annual Symposium
  • DON Training Workshops
  • LTC Nursing Leadership Course with DON-CLTC credentialling
  • Peer-to-Peer Conference Connections
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Access to our on-line Member List
  • Networking / Mentoring
  • Nursing Scholarships

Membership Levels

Professional Membership

become a member $75.00 annually

Any licensed Registered Nurse who is currently or has previously served in a position as Director or Assistant or Associate Director or Consulting Director of Nursing within the long term care continuum and/or who serves or has served in a long term care facility. “Continuum” is defined as, but not limited to: Subacute care, long-term care trauma, CBRF, facility based home health, AIDS, long term care pediatrics.

Benefits include banding together with several hundred others in management/ supervisory nursing roles for strength on LTC issues; Continuing Education units (CEUs) earned at Symposium and Workshops throughout the year, plus reduced registration fees for education and training related to your career and personal development. By holding a Professional Membership, you will be a voting member of the organization. You will also be able to access the Members Only links on the website –Membership List, Discussion Group.

Facility Membership

become a member $125.00 annually

All members of the same facility or organization benfefit like that of a professional membership.  One vote for a facility membership.

Associate Membership

become a member $50.00 annually

Professionals in the LTC healthcare continuum, such as RN, MD, Pharmacist, Consultants, Educators including Professional Health Care Associations who are involved in the health care field and who are interested in supporting the goals and objectives of this corporation.

Associate Members are those who are not eligible to be Professional Members but wish to support the work of the DON Council and long term care. This would be a non-voting membership, but would enable you to receive reduced registration fees for education opportunities and to access the Members Only links on the website — Membership List, Discussion Group.

Patron Membership

become a member $125.00 annually

Vendors to the Long Term Care industry. Any interested professional or nonprofessional involved in providing services or products to the long-term care industry.

In addition to access to the Members Only links on the website (Membership List, Discussion Group), you will be entitled to reduced Exhibit Fees at the Council’s Vendor Showcase during the annual Symposium in February. This is a non-voting membership. Be aware that our Board of Directors has determined that our membership list is not available for general sales solicitation, but rather may be used as a tool to educate and stay in touch with current customers.