If you are looking for a career that is professionally and financially rewarding, then a career in nursing home administration may be just the ticket.
Federal and state laws require each of the approximate 17,000 nursing homes in this country to be under the day to day management of a licensed nursing home administrator. How does one become a nursing home administrator? The requirements vary from state to state, but generally you need a bachelor’s degree in nursing home administration and must have experience in the day to day management of a skilled nursing home which may be satisfied by working as an assistant administrator in a hospital or nursing home for at least 12 months.
If you do not meet the experience requirement, then you will be required to complete an internship in a nursing home to gain actual experience and knowledge in the various departments that provide a wide range of services to the individuals residing in the facility. The state licensing board will determine the number of hours you will need to complete and document before you will be authorized to take the licensing exams.
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Generally, most states require an applicant for licensure to pass a State Laws and Rules Exam and the National Examination in Nursing Home Administration. Many individuals find an examination preparation course to be essential in passing the licensing exams an in developing a substantive understanding of the specific state and federal regulations they must know.
This is especially true of the national exam which tests applicants on a wide range of topics including management theory, clinical and nursing practices, regulatory compliance, financial management and controls, dietary and maintenance operations, as well as employment laws and practices.
The average salary of an assistant administrator is $50,000 - $65,000 and the salary range for a nursing home administrator is from $70,000 to $115,000 depending on experience.
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About the author: Stan Mucinic is a licensed nursing home administrator with over 8 years experience in long term care, and he mentors individuals on a one-on-one basis to pass their licensing exams and to help bridge the knowledge gap between what they have learned in their college courses and internships, and the practical information they need to know to become licensed administrators and to achieve long term success.
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