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Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA)

Are you aware that there is a national organization that supports and promotes DD Nurses?  Well there is, and it’s called DDNA!

The Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) conducts an annual conference with many opportunities for Nursing CEU’s, but most importantly the opportunity to network with peers and learn up-to-date information from national speakers. The 2015 Conference is being held May 1st-4th, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit to register for the 2015 Conference, or join DDNA.

DDNA offers membership and access to CEU’s with networking and membership to local Chapters throughout Ohio. Ohio is well represented on the DDNA Board of Directors as Deb Maloy, R.N, C.D.D.N., Executive Director of ViaQuest Nursing Services, accepted the role of President-Elect as of January 1st. Karen Hill, R.N., C.D.D.N., also of Ohio (Portage County Board of DD), is the DDNA Treasurer on the Board of Directors as well. Both Deb and Karen are members of the Northeast Ohio DDNA Chapter.

LPN’s and RN’s can also participate in the Certification process to become a Certified DD Nurse (Certification pre-requisites and qualifications are located on the DDNA website).  Examination can occur at a local level, or at the Annual DDNA Conference.  Nurses with experience— show your knowledge by becoming a Certified DD Nurse; add it to your resume!

View the DDNA 23rd Annual Education Conference brochure here.

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