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Tennessee

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Tennessee Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Mary V. Webb
Tennessee Health Licensure and Regulations - BENHA
227 French Landing Drive, Suite 300
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615/253-5087
Fax: 615/253-8724
Email: Mary.V.Webb@state.tn.us
Website: www.state.tn.us/health

Tennessee Nursing Home Education Requirements:
Associate's Degree

Tennessee Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
400 hours

Tennessee Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Yes

Tennessee Nursing Home State Exam Required?
Yes

Tennessee Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
18 hours annually

Tennessee Number Licensed Administrators:
767

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Health, Division of Health Care Facilities

Regulations: Regulations for Tennessee Assisted-Care Living Facilities

Tennessee Assisted Living: Contact
Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, Tel. (615) 741-7221 or (800) 778-4504

Tennessee Assisted Living: Code: Residential Home for the Aged. Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-11-201 et seq.; Tenn. Comp. R & Regs. Ch 1200-8-11.

Tennessee Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Bureau of Medicaid, 729 Church St., Nashville, TN 37247-6501
615-741-0213 (none currently)

Tennessee Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
High school or equivalent and complete a State approved training program and do 24 hours of continuing education each two year period.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) state association: Tennessee ALFA

College Coursework

Carson-Newman College
Department of Business and Economics
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Tel: (423) 471-3316 Fax: (423) 471-3599

Faculty Contact Person:
Beverly M. Wingard, CNHA
CNC Box 72068
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: (423) 471-3318

Degree offered:
Bachelor of Science in Management with Health Care Administration Emphasis

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Southern Adventist University
Brock Hall, 3rd Floor
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Tel: (423) 238-2527 Fax: (423)-238-15271
Web: https://www.southern.edu/business

Program: BACHELOR'S
Southern College offers the B. S. in Long-Term Care Administration

Southern was founded in 1892 and is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist churches in the eight southeastern states. It has an enrollment of 2,100 students, most of whom live on campus. Over 250 students have completed the LTC program since it began in 1979. All courses are taught by LTCA professionals.

Courses Available for Tennessee

Tennessee regulations allow 18 CEUs annually.

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