The Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in a skilled or intermediate care center shall be responsible for seeing that the applicable regulations are met in the facility and that staff are familiar with those regulations according to the level of their responsibilities. Administrators oversee the daily operations and management of the entire facility. They are also responsible for census development, resident care, positive employee relations and implementing facility programs.
Education & Experience
Administrators must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in any field.* Application must be made on the Illinois of Financial and Profession Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation approved form and submitted through Continental Testing. He or she must pass the exam to obtain a license to practice.
*If an individual does not have a Baccalaureate Degree, other options are available. See Illinois Administrative Code Part 1310 Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
Licensed Nursing Home Administrators must obtain at least 36 hours of continuing education during each two year licensing period.