Comprehensive manual for the new or experienced Director of Nursing. All the essential information on Staffing, Resident Care, Quality Assurance, MDS Essentials, Nursing Policy and Procedure, Long Term Care Regulations, Survey Protocols. 2021 Updated Survey Section with F-Tags List, Survey Focus Areas for F-Tag Deficiencies, Federal Regulatory Groups for Long Term Care, Matrix for Providers, and Surveyor’s Entrance Conference Worksheet. Forms in the Director of Nursing book and on the CD for Nursing budget, Staffing, Scheduling, Employee records, Staff education, Quality assurance audits, Infection control. Includes 23 Skilled Charting Guidelines Current with all RAI Manual Updates, PDPM updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes. This Director of Nursing book aims to give all of the basic information a long term care Director of Nursing needs today. For the experienced Director of Nursing it provides a good reference for long term care regulations, standards, and laws. The forms included in the Director of Nursing book can greatly expedite job performance. Information is given on organizing the job, managing resident care, staffing, and quality assurance issues. For the new Director of Nursing, or the nurse aspiring to that position, the book outlines all of the major responsibilities of the job. Applicable federal regulations are quoted in each chapter, and forms are throughout the book. Forms and care plans have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year.