In an age where the fast acquisition of knowledge and skills is critical, you must be able to train an administrator-intraining (AIT) or mentor quickly and well without decreasing your own or your staff’s productivity. This program will offer nursing home administrators information to assist them as preceptors for AITs and/or mentors. The topics to be 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 nursing home administrators who would like to become preceptors or who want to renew their preceptor certificates. Nursing home administrators must complete the entire course in order to obtain certification as a preceptor.
Approval has been requested from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit in Nursing Home Administration, for 5 hours of continuing education credit.
- 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
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 011.
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.
- PRECEPTOR INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS. An approved preceptor training course
must be at least 5 hours in duration.