The Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in a skilled nursing center or the Assisted Living Administrator (ALA) in an assisted living community is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility to ensure it is in compliance with all state and federal surveys requirements. NHA/ALAs are also responsible for census development, resident/patient care, positive employee relations, and implementing facility programs.
Education & Experience
Administrators must obtain at least a bachelor’s degree in public health, healthcare administration, business administration. Some administrator positions require an advanced degree in a related field. After applying to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NEDHHS) and completing a 640-hour Administrator-in-Training (AIT) or internship experience in a residential care or health care facility, an AIT must then complete an appropriate course and successfully pass the appropriate exams. Scholarships for individuals pursuing educational training for Health Facility Administrator/Assisted Living Administrator licensure are available.
Starting Salary Average
Licensed NHAs must obtain at least 50 hours and ALAs must obtain at least 12 hours of continuing education during each two year licensing period.
Chief Executive Officer
Regional Operations Director