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The mission of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is to promote the public's interest in quality care and effective services for residents of nursing facilities by ensuring that licensed administrators are qualified to perform their administrative duties.


RULEMAKING Update – Final Rules Published December 5, 2016

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (“Board”) has finalized rule making for 2016. The final Rules are published at the Revisor's office and linked on the Statutes and Rules tab above.  Please contact the Board office if you have any comments as we build quality standards for the long term care Administrator.  The public documents are listed below.

ATTENTION Applicants:  Please note the new rules take effect for NEW applications received on and after September 1, 2017.  The board’s decision point is the date applicants submit their original application.  The application to complete the requirements is active for 18 months. The critical date is September 1, 2017.   If an application is received on or prior to August 31, 2017, the current course learning objectives and practicum requirements of (400 hours) is required.  The application would be active until February, 2019.  If the application is received on September 1 or later, the new 1000 hour practicum is required.  The board will approve individual waiver requests only when an applicant has a demonstrated academic schedule with concurrence by the program’s faculty advisor.  

Supporting Documentation and Links:

Additional Documents:

Governor Appointments to BENHA

ST. PAUL, MN – On June 30, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.
Steven Chies – Coon Rapids, MN
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Proprietary Nursing Home Administrator
Effective: June 28, 2016
Vanessa Allmon - Minneapolis
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Public Member
Effective: September 18, 2016
Also appointed on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health, Michelle Ness acting as an ex-officio member.

LNHA Job Posting Service

A LNHA requested that BENHA provide a job posting service which is now live on the website with a limited group of postings. The Board supports the existing association model of job postings and added this feature as another resource to connect the LNHA to communities requiring a LNHA as their administrator of record.  Since it is a trial period, the board appreciates any feedback to improve this new service.  


MN BENHA State Exam - Next Date, May 11, 2017

A current licensure and exam application must be on file with the office to be eligible to sit for the exam. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

Review the Applicant Handbook

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