Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator
Iowa Nursing Home Licensure Contact
IA State Board of Examiners for NHA
Office of Professional Licensing - Lucas Building, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Iowa Nursing Home Education Requirements:
BA/BS in health care administration from an approved college or completion of a BA/BS and specific coursework/practicum requirements.
Iowa Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Iowa Nursing Home State Exam Required?
Iowa Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
40 hours biennially
Iowa Number Licensed Administrators:
Iowa Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:
Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator
State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Inspections and Appeals, Adult Services Bureau
Regulations: Regulations for Iowa Assisted Living Programs
Iowa Assisted Living: Contact
Beverly Zylstra, Tel. 515-281-6442
Iowa assisted Living: Dept. of Inspections and Appeals, Lucas State Office Bldg., 3rd Fl., Des Moines, IA 50319-0083
Iowa Assisted Living: Code: Assisted Living Programs, Iowa Admin. code r. 321-17, 1(231C).
Iowa Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Division of Medical Services, Hoover State Office Bldg., 5th Fl., Des Moines IA 50319
Iowa Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
Be 21 and qualified according to the state.
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) state association: Iowa Assisted Living Association (IALA)
Des Moines Area Community College
Aging Services Management
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021
Tel: (515) 964-6262 or (515) 964-6814
Program: NON-DEGREE CERTIFICATE
The Des Moines Area Community College offers a Long Term Care Administrator certificate for students with prior degrees who desire eligibility to sit for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure.
HELATH CARE ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE The Des Moines Area Community College offers an Associate of Science degree Health Care Administration. Students completing the associates degree will transfer into a four year institution to complete a bachelor and be eligible to sit for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure. The Health Care Administration program at Des Moines Area Community College has developed articulations with several universities to meet the needs of the student.
Iowa Lakes Community College
1900 Grand Av Suite #B-1
Spencer, IA 51301
Tel: (712) 262-7141 or 877-807-9585Fax: (712) 262-4047
Attn. Ms. Marlene Donovan, M.S., LNHA
Associate Professor and Coordinator ofHealth Care Administration Programs
Adjunct faculty are used to teach this program.
Program: ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
Iowa Lakes Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Health Care Administration
This career option program is designed to prepare persons for licensure as nursing home administrators in Iowa. It is primarily for adults with previous work experience as well as those with a bachelor's degree, ideally in the field of health or business.
Concepts and knowledge gained in the program are applied to the specifics of health care administration, including human relations and services, community resources, financial control, physical plant and equipment, federal and state requirements, and other legal considerations.
Student must transfer to four year university to meet Iowa licensure requirements.
Des Moines University
College of Health Sciences
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Tel: (515) 271-1453
Admissions Manager, Health Care Administration
Des Moines University offers a master of health care administration (MHA) degree (48 credit hours) with an opportunity to complete the long term care practicum and satisfy the education requirements for nursing home administration licensure in the state of Iowa. Des Moines Universities MHA combines three on campus seminars with the balance of courses offered on line. The program is a candidate for program accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).