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Kansas

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Kansas Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Brenda Kroll
Kansas Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1365

Phone: 785/296-0061
Fax: 785/296-3075
Email: bkroll@kdheks.gov

Kansas Nursing Home Education Requirements:
Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

Kansas Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
480 hours with BA

Kansas Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Yes

Kansas Nursing Home State Exam Required?
Yes

Kansas Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
50 hours biennially

Kansas Number Licensed Administrators:
682

Kansas Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:
72

Kansas Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:
345

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department on Aging

Regulations:

Kansas Assisted Living: Contact
Pat Maben, Dept. Health and Environment, Tel. 913-296-1246 Fax 785-296-1266

Kansas Assisted Living: Dept. of Social and Rehab. Services, 5th Fl., Docking State Office Bldg., 915 Southwest Harrison, Topeka, KS 66612-1570

Kansas Assisted Living: Code: Assisted Living Facilities Kan. Stat. Ann. § 39-923 et seq., Kan. Admin. Regs 28-39-240 et seq.

Kansas Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Dept. of Social and Rehabilitative Services, Docking State Office Bldg., 915 Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66612
913-296-3981

Kansas Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
Have a bachelors degree in areas specified by the state government, obtain 60 hours of continuing education each two years.

College Coursework

Fort Hays State University Elderlinks Center of Western Kansas
141 Stroup Hall
Fort Hayes State University
Hays, KS. 67601

Phone: 785-628-5553

Contact Faculty:
Liane Connelly, Ph.D., RN, CNAA
Associate Professor and Coordinator
Elderlinks Center of Western Kansas
Email: lconnell@fhsu.edu
Web: www.fhsu.edu

Program: Professional Science Masters in Health Care Administration


This graduate program is designed for a working professional who desires to enter the healthcare arena as an administrator, or a healthcare professional who wishes to advance professionally within the healthcare system. Graduates of this program will have an advanced administrative understanding of the healthcare system, complexity of healthcare delivery, legal and ethical issues in healthcare, basic accounting, management and quantitative methods used in the healthcare setting, as well as quantitative and qualitative approaches to create effective administrative outcomes for healthcare delivery to diverse populations.


Kansas State University
Center on Aging
103 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1102

Tel: (785) 532-5945
Email: gerontology@ksu.edu

Program: BACHELOR'S , MASTER'S
Approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in 1985, the emphasis in long-term care administration may be completed by both undergraduates and graduate students. Students completing the Emphasis are eligible to take the examination to become licensed as an Adult Care Home Administrator in Kansas.

Undergraduate study
The program is offered in conjunction with the Secondary Major in Gerontology, and may be combined with any disciplinary (departmental) major available at Kansas State University. The program may be completed in 30 credit hours. Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Study
Students who already have earned a bachelor's degree may complete the Emphasis in Long-Term Care Administration in conjunction with the Graduate Emphasis in Gerontology, or as a non-degree program. The Graduate Emphasis may be combined with any graduate degree program available at Kansas State University.


Wichita State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Health Professions
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260

Tel: (316) 978-3456


Web: www.wichita.edu

Program: Bachelor's / Master of Public Health
Wichita State University offers long term care courses as part of electives available for these degrees. The courses and practicum are designed to meet State of Kansas requirements for licensure.

Courses Available for Kansas

Kansas regulations allow 50 CEUs biennially.

For Nursing Home Administrators
Nursing Home Quality Assurance (Required by Federal Surveyors)
LTCE 1-500 Administration Policies
LTCE 1-505 Business Office Policies
LTCE 1-510 Human Resources Policies
LTCE 1-515 Admissions Policies
LTCE 1-520 Pharmacy/Drugs Policies
LTCE 1-525 Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance Policies
LTCE 1-530 Dietary Policy
LTCE 1-535 Activities Policies for the Facility

Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-620 The Ingredients of Effective Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-628 Improving Human Resources
LTCE 1-634 Learning to Manage the Nursing Facility's Accounting
LTCE 1-644 Learning the Continuum of Long Term Care
LTCE 1-654 The Aging Process: What, Why?

Courses Covering Federal Nursing Home Requirements
LTCE 1-700 Resident Rights; Resident Behavior and Facility Practices; Quality of Life
LTCE 1-706 Resident Assessment and Quality of Care
LTCE 1-710 Nursing Services, Dietary, Physicians, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Environment, Administration

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings

MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)
LTCE 1-770 Overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI Chapters 1, 2, and Chapter 3 Sections A,B,C
LTCE 1-776 Learning the Item-by-Item MDS Guide: Chapter 3 sections d through k
LTCE 1-780 Doing the Resident Assessment Protocols


For Assisted Living Administrators
Assisted Living Facility Management
LTCE 1-821 Assisted Living: Industry Overview, Management, Leadership
LTCE 1-831 Assisted Living Organizational Patterns and Human Resources
LTCE 1-839 Assisted Living Facility Financing and Business Operations
LTCE 1-851 Assisted Living - The Long Term Care Industry: Its Laws and Regulations
LTCE 1-861 Assisted Living: Resident Care

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings