Developing Leadership Skills among Administrators-in-Training

August 15, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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Recent research supports the importance of administrator-in-training (AIT) programs to the preparation of nursing home administrators (NHAs) and, consequently, quality of care, state the authors of an article published July 31, 2014, in Long-Term Living. In a preliminary study conducted by the authors along with other researchers, requirements for higher levels of education and for longer AIT experiences were both linked to higher licensing examination scores. Further, once they became NHAs, those who earned higher examination scores led facilities with higher five-star and health inspection ratings and fewer enforcement actions. The authors conducted another study to identify factors related to AITs' practicum environment that were linked to the quality of the practicum experience.

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