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MN BENHA State Exam - November 18, 2014 - Exam Full

The exam scheduled for November 18, 2014 is now to capacity. Seating for the State exam on January 8, 2015 is available.  A current licensure application must be on file with the office to be eligible to sit for the exam, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Renewal After June 30th

Applications submitted later than June 30 must be mailed and are subject to the renewal fee, OET surcharge, and a late fee of $50. For renewals after June 30, please   print the renewal form  , complete all fields, and submit the form, copies of all CE certificates, and a check for the proper fee ($270) to the Board office. If renewal is not achieved prior to the October Board meeting, you must contact the office for a reinstatement form.

NAB's Professional Practice Analysis

For the past two years, The National Association of Boards has been updating the job analyses for both nursing home administrators (NHAs) and residential care/ assisted living administrators (RCALs), as well as providing the framework for creating credentials for administration in other lines of service, such as home- and community-based care (HCBS). The work out of this practice analysis will guide the development of long term care administration by identifying common knowledge, skills and tasks across the continuum of care and employing these commonalities as a basis for a new, comprehensive licensure that would be voluntary and nationally recognized.

NAB convened a task force comprised of fifteen subject matter experts (including our own Jennifer Pfeffer, Pathstone Living, from Mankato) representing all three lines of service. The task force identified a “core of knowledge” that applies across all lines of service. NAB, with the help of ProExam, then devised a survey that was distributed to LTCA practitioners across the country, seeking their input as to what the new licensure should cover, and what education, training and experience are    necessary to demonstrate competency under this new model.    Minnesota had many responses from LNHA among the thousands that responded nationally. Based on these surveys as well as a   series of focus groups with leaders from around the country, NAB is preparing a comprehensive report, which will be presented to the Board of Governors at our June meeting in Louisville.

This report illuminates the implications of the new licensure on LTCA practitioners, as well as on NAB’s other stakeholders: state licensing and regulatory boards, state legislatures, academia, continuing education providers and the general public.   From this report, the Minnesota Board will then forge new strategies to revise existing curriculum and work with stakeholders that believe in the profession of long term care administration and the immediate impact that quality leadership has on resident’s lives.   

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