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LPN/Nursing Home Administrator

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I am a LPN who is working in my Bachelors in Health Administration. I will be done by next summer. I was wondering if there are in any LPN's who have taken this route and have taken the state licensure tests to become Nursing Home Administrators and are gainfully employed?


Specializes in Pediatric Private Duty. Has 2 years experience.

I am curious about this as well, I've toyed with the idea of going this route myself.

I've put some thought about this route as well.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

What a great idea. But keep in mind that you will still need to have an RN DON to supervise and evaluate nursing care. I think that no one should be able to become a NHA without really understanding what LTC is all about.... so experience as an LP/VN would be ideal.

Thank you for your comment :) yes I do understand ltc. So I imagine I have a heads up on that part. I would still need a RN as my DON regardless. However, I will go back to get my BSN, in a while as well.


Specializes in LTC.

I've known NHAs/LNHAs who were also nurses & social workers. I did like them as they had a more realistic understanding of LTC having come up through the ranks.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

In 2008 I worked at a long term care facility under an administrator who had an LVN license. She also had a non-nursing baccalaureate degree that qualified her to complete our state's licensed nursing facility administrator program and practicum.