Administrators, Nursing Home

SOC Code: 11-9111

Entry Salary
$22.18/hr
Average Salary
$34.80/hr

Job Description
Nursing home administrators develop, manage, and direct health care programs such as preventive medicine and staff training. Other duties include managing institution employees, overseeing building and/or equipment maintenance, and reviewing budgets and accounting procedures.

Requirements
1. Must be at least 21 years old.
2. Possess as a minimum a college Bachelorís degree.
3. Complete six months administrator-in-training under the supervision of a licensed nursing home administrator.
4. Pass the National Examination On Nursing Home Administration.
5. Complete application with two letters of recommendation from professional associates describing the applicant's performance in the calendar year immediately preceding the date of the application.
6. All licenses previously held must be verified.

Restrictions
If convicted of a felony, a certificate of good conduct or its equivalent must be provided.

Schools Located in Wyoming
There are no colleges specializing in health care administration located in Wyoming. The following colleges offer business management and administration associate degrees:
Casper College - Casper
Central Wyoming College - Riverton 
      Business Division
Chapman College - F.E. Warren A.F.B., Cheyenne
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne 
     
Business Administration & Business Management
Northwest Community College - Powell
University of Wyoming - Laramie 
     
Department of Management and Marketing

License
All nursing home administrators must be licensed in Wyoming by the Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Examination
The National Examination On Nursing Home Administration is given at Sylvan Learning Centers.

Fees  
National Examination $245.00
Application Fee $250.00
Temporary License $400.00
Annual Renewal $300.00

Fees, applications, and other information available at http://nha.state.wy.us/contact.aspx.

Licensing Agency
Vickie Spires
Board of Nursing Home Administrators
1120 Logan Avenue, Suite 106
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 432-0465
Fax: (307) 432-0492

Additional Sources of Information
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Health Services Managers"

Wages Last Updated June 2008


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