Long Term Care Education in Tennessee - TN | Schools | Degrees

Long Term Care Schools in Tennessee - TN

Long term education in Tennessee is a bit more flexible than it is in some other states. Three degree alternatives are possible to qualify applicants to be considered for nursing home administration licenses in Tennessee. First, one can have a bachelor degree in health care administration and a 400 hour internship in a licensed long term care institution. Next, a person can hold a bachelor degree in any field, along with a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months’ duration. Finally, a candidate may hold an associate degree along with three years of acceptable management experience in a licensed nursing home as well as completion of a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months.

Schools across Tennessee offer such degrees in health care administration. An associate degree program usually lasts about 24 months while a bachelor degree program will take up to 48 months to complete. Internships are usually part of any training program in long term care administration, but if it one is not included in your training program, you will need to pursue it on your own. Facilities in Tennessee where long term care internships are possible include Kirby Pines Retirement Community (Memphis), Fresenius Medical Care (Nashville), and Sava Senior Care (Newport).

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