There are three (3) educational tracks which qualifies applicants for licensure consideration. They are (1) Degree, BA or higher, from an accredited college or university, in health care administration combined with a 400-hour internship taken for credit and served in a licensed long term care nursing facility; (2) BA or higher degree, from an accredited college or university, combined with a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months; or (3) Associate degree and three years of acceptable management experience in a licensed nursing home combined with a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months.
The following Universities offer Health Care Administration degrees:
University of Memphis
234 McCord Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2794 or (901) 678-1465
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4332
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1914 Andy Holt Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-2710
Phone: (865) 974-6674
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
Phone: (423) 236-2752
Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.
Nursing Home Administrators must attend and complete eighteen (18) hours of board approved continuing education within each calendar year (preceptors must attend and complete an additional nine (9) hours each year).
The due date for completion of course hours is December 31st of each year. Courses offered for credit toward the required continuing education hours must have either received approval from the National Continuing Education Review Service of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators or be provided by organizations requesting and receiving approval from the board.
To obtain a copy of the Board's rules and regulations regarding CE, please call the administrative office at 1-800-778-4123 or 615-253-1935 or download a copy from this website.