The Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in a skilled nursing center 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. NHAs are also responsible for census development, resident/patient care, positive employee relations, and implementing facility programs.
Education & Experience
Administrators must obtain a bachelor’s degree in public health, healthcare administration, or business administration, or satisfy alternative programs of study approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Some administrator positions require an advanced degree in a related field. After submitting an application to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and completing a five to six month Administrator-in-Training (AIT) or internship experience in a residential care or health care facility, an AIT must then complete an RCA/HFA Course and pass the licensing exam. Scholarships for individuals pursuing educational training for Nursing Home Administrator licensure are available.
Licensed NHAs must obtain at least 24 hours of continuing education during each two year licensing period.