In an age where the fast acquisition of knowledge and skills is critical, you must be able to train an administrator-in-training (AIT) or mentor quickly and well without decreasing your own or your staff’s productivity. This program will offer administrators in skilling nursing facilities information to assist them as preceptors for AITs and/or mentors. Topics covered include culture change, state statutes and regulations, communication, generational styles, learning styles, principles of adult education, leadership, and team building.
Participants completing this training program will be able to:
- Identify the regulatory requirements of a preceptor.
- Support the development of an individualized
curriculum for an AIT/mentor and preceptor,
including culture change and quality.
- Identify topics to be covered with an AIT/mentor.
- Describe teaching methods that can be utilized
with an AIT/mentor.
- Implement a training program for the AIT/mentor.
- Evaluate the completed training program for the
AIT/mentor and preceptor.
This program is designed for administrators in skilled nursing facilities who would like to become preceptors or who want to renew their preceptor certificates. Administrators must complete the entire course in order to obtain certification as a preceptor.
This course meets the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit in Nursing Home Administration requirements for five (5) hours of a preceptor training course and continuing education credit.
010. CERTIFIED PRECEPTOR. To obtain a preceptor certificate, an individual must submit a complete application provided by the Department and provide documentation demonstrating that the applicant meets the credentialing requirements of Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-2420, 172 NAC 10, and this chapter.
010.01 REQUIREMENTS AND DOCUMENTATION. Applicants must submit:
010.01(A) LICENSE. Evidence of holding a current active Nebraska Nursing Home Administrators license.
010.01(B) EXPERIENCE. Documentation of having at least 3 years of experience as a Nursing Home Administrator in the 5 years immediately preceding the application.
010.01(C) TRAINING. Documentation of having completed a preceptor training course as set out in 172 NAC. This training must have been completed within 12 months immediately prior to the application.
010.01(D) DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Verification that the applicant has not had his or her nursing home administrator license disciplined, limited, suspended, or placed on probation during the 1 year immediately prior to the application for a preceptor certification. At least 1 year must have elapsed following completion of any disciplinary terms and conditions. If any of these actions are taken by the Department during the trainee supervisory period, the preceptor must terminate the supervision immediately and notify the Department.
011. PRECEPTOR INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. An approved preceptor training course must be at least 5 hours in duration. The following are acceptable training programs:
(A)The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards’ preceptor on-line training course; or
(B) A training program, which includes the following training areas:
(i) At least 1 hour in preceptor expectations and administrator licensing regulations; and
(ii) At least 1 hour in 4 of the following areas:
(1) Leadership and team building;
(3) Generational learning styles;
(4) Adult learning;
(5) Coaching and mentoring; or
(6) Fostering professionalism