Work with your academic advisor to select a site as the practicum must have an assigned academic credit and be on a transcript to meet the BENHA requirement. If you have a specific geographic area that you have a hard time finding a preceptor or site, call the BENHA office for additional direction.
Minnesota requires all practicums to be completed for academic credit and you will work with your academic advisor to determine what new skills you need to develop. If you have been a nurse, focus on the business and ancillary support services. If you are a business manager, focus on the clinical aspects of the facility, etc. A great Administrator in Training manual is provided by the National Association of Boards for Long Term Care Administrators and provides a list of tasks, with recommended hours per learning objectives to help the intern and the preceptor.