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Mississippi

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Mississippi Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Carrie Rowden
Executive Director
MS State Board of NHA
1755 Lelia Drive, Suite 305
Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601/362-6914
Fax: 601/362-6925
Email: crowden@bnha.state.ms.us
Web: http://www.bnha.state.ms.us/

Mississippi Nursing Home Education Requirements:
Associate degree or 64 hours of college work or one year of supervisory responsibilities in a licensed long term care health care facility within 12 months prior to making application.

Mississippi Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
6 months

Mississippi Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Yes

Mississippi Nursing Home State Exam Required?
Yes

Mississippi Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
40 hours biennially

Mississippi Number Licensed Administrators:
440

Mississippi Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:
26

Mississippi Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:
209

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification

Regulations: Regulations for Mississippi Personal Care Homes - Assisted Living

Mississippi Assisted Living: Contact
(601) 576-7400

Mississippi Assisted Living: Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Div., P.O. Box 1700, Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700
(601) 364-1100

Mississippi Assisted Living: Code: Personal Care Homes Miss. Code Ann. § 43-11-1 et seq.; Miss reg. § 1201.1 et seq.

Mississippi Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Div. of Medicaid, 239 N. Lamar St., Jackson, Mississippi 39201-1399
601-359-6056

Mississippi Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
Be 21.

College Coursework

Belhaven University
Jackson Adult Studies Campus
P.O. Box 4959
Jackson, MS 39296

Phone: (601) 968-5988
Email: aspire@belhaven.edu
Web: http://jackson.belhaven.edu/

Program: BACHELOR'S
The Bachelor of Health Administration degree includes broad knowledge of the health administration industry, to include managed care and long term care administration.


Mississippi State University, Meridian
1000 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, MS 39307-5799

Phone: 601-484-0112 or 1-800-824-5288 (toll-free call in MS)
Fax: 601-484-0339
Email: meridianinfo@meridian.msstate.edu
Web: http://www.meridian.msstate.edu/divbizindustry/babusadmin/healthcareadmin.html

Program: BACHELOR'S
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration is a four-year program for students who desire a career in the business side of the healthcare field.

Courses Available for Mississippi

Mississippi regulations allow 20 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