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Nebraska

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Nebraska Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Kris Chiles
Board of Nursing Home Administration
Licensure Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Post Office Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402/471-2117
Fax: 402/471-3577
Email: kris.chiles@nebraska.gov
Web: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/mhcs/nha/nha.htm

Nebraska Nursing Home Education Requirements:
Associate degree

Nebraska Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
640 hours within 4 month period

Nebraska Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Yes

Nebraska Nursing Home State Exam Required?
No

Nebraska Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
50 hours biennially

Nebraska Number Licensed Administrators:
355

Nebraska Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:
42

Nebraska Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:
233

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Long Term Care Facilities, Department of Health and Human Services

Regulations: Regulations for Nebraska Assisted Living Residences

Nebraska Assisted Living: Contact
Home and Community Services, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Nebraska Assisted Living: Code: Assisted Living Facilities, Legislative Bill 608

Nebraska Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

Phone: 402-471-6035 OR 1-800-254-420Nebraska Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
No specific education or training requirements.

College Coursework

Southeast Community College
8800 'O' Street
Lincoln, NE 68520

Phone: 402-471-3361 or 800-642-4075
Web: http://www.southeast.edu/programs/LTCA/default.aspx

Program: Nursing Home Administration:

This is a very specific track that allows an individual to complete a degree and/or course requirements to become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Nebraska. To receive the NHA licensure by the state of Nebraska, the Human Services program offers five online classes that meet the core educational requirements for Nursing Home Administration Licensure.

Program faculty:
Theresa Parker, MAM, MA, NHA, FACHCA, CSW
Long Term Care Administration Advisor, Instructor
800-642-4075 Ext. 2750 or 402-437-2750


University of Nebraska Omaha
Department of Gerontology
CPACS Building Room 211
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68182

Phone: (Omaha): 402-554-2272
Fax (Omaha): 402-554-2317
Email: jmasters@unomaha.edu
Web: http://www.unomaha.edu/gero/

Program: CERTIFICATE, BACHELOR'S, MASTER'S, DOCTORAL
The University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology offers the Certificate in Gerontology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology degree, and staffs a specialty area in Gerontology within an interdisciplinary doctoral program.

Courses Available for Nebraska

Nebraska regulations allow 25 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