How well trained are nursing home administrators?

D. A. Singh, L. Shi, M. E. Samuels, R. L. Amidon

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Abstract

Nursing home administrators represent wide variations in academic training. General educational levels do not seem to affect administrative preparation in key domains of practice-specific academic fields of study are more relevant. Hence, sole emphasis on higher educational requirements for licensure appears to be a misdirected strategy for improving quality of care and enhancing management efficiencies in nursing homes. Educational paradigms studied have strengths and weaknesses in furnishing various job skills. These results are helpful in defining strategic actions for addressing both current deficiencies and future training needs. A specialized long-term care model that incorporates appropriate clinical and business skills is recommended. The roles of continuing education and executive educational offerings also need streamlining. These initiatives would require a joint effort from policymakers, academicians, and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-115
Number of pages15
JournalHospital and Health Services Administration
Volume42
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 20 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Leadership and Management

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    Singh, D. A., Shi, L., Samuels, M. E., & Amidon, R. L. (1997). How well trained are nursing home administrators? Hospital and Health Services Administration, 42(1), 101-115.