Navigating the Path to Nursing Home Administration

Everything you Need to Know About our AIT Program

Long-term care administrators play an important role in ensuring the well-being and quality of life for residents in skilled nursing facilities. They are the leaders of their building and influence hundreds, if not thousands, of lives throughout their career. Administrators manage departments head, control finances, maintain policies, and ensure that their buildings provide the highest quality of care to their residents.

Becoming a healthcare administrator is more attainable than you may realize.  At Creative Solutions in Healthcare, we understand the importance of and encourage career growth. We offer several different resources for career support to help our team step into their dream healthcare role. One of these resources is our Administrator-in-Training Program.

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Our Administrator in Training Program

The Administrator in Training Program at Creative Solutions in Healthcare serves as a steppingstone for those aspiring to become a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA). This program offers a structured curriculum and hands-on experience to prepare participants for their career as a Long-Term Care Administrator. Whether you are a recent graduate or simply considering the next step in your healthcare career, this program provides a supportive environment for growth and development.

Our Administrator in Training (AIT) program is designed to provide aspiring administrators with the skills, knowledge, and applied experience needed to excel in the field of healthcare administration.

What is Required to Join the AIT Program?

To qualify for the AIT Program, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject. You also have to be enrolled in and have completed at least 12 hours of long-term care classes at an accredited college. These course hours should cover a wide range of curriculum, including Resident Care, Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, and several other areas listed by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administration Inc.

Whether these courses are completed online, or in-person is up to you, as long as the college or university is accredited. For example, some of our AITs have found success with the virtual courses at McClennon Community College and some have preferred the classroom experience offered at Tarrant County College. You can learn more about the programs offered by contacting the schools directly.

Additionally, the state of Texas requires the completion of a 1,000-hour internship under a licensed preceptor, who must be the administrator on record for the facility where the intern hours are performed. Our program offers you a space and a mentor to help you to fulfill this requirement. You can visit our Careers Page to find a list of preceptors within our Texas-wide network.

The Application Process

Applying for the AIT program at Creative Solutions in Healthcare is a straightforward process designed to identify candidates with a passion for healthcare administration. Prospective participants are invited to submit their resumes to our team for review. Each application will then be reviewed for qualifications and suitability for the program.

Selected candidates will then have the opportunity to discuss their background and career goals with program directors, including an interview Gary Blake, President and CEO. This personalized approach allows us to consider each applicant’s unique qualities and experiences, ensuring equal opportunities for all.

What to Expect in the AIT Program

The program’s timeline is flexible, accommodating the individual needs and learning paces of participants. Through a rotation schedule across various departments, AITs gain exposure to all areas of long-term care administration, including resident care, finance, human resources, regulatory compliance, and more.

Throughout the program, participants receive mentorship from industry professionals and also engage in classroom instruction to gain a better understanding of the field.

Benefits of the AIT Program

Experience Building

Gain insight into the real responsibilities of the Administrator role, getting a deeper understanding of long-term care administration.

Leadership Development

Develop essential leadership skills through hands-on experience and mentorship from industry professionals.

Direct Mentorship

Under the guidance of one of our skilled preceptors, you complete you state required internship, with an advisor who is invested in your success.

Career Preparation

Prepare for a successful career in healthcare administration, equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to be successful in the field.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, participants have the opportunity to pursue employment within Creative Solutions in Healthcare, with a high success rate of placement.

Whether you’re at the start of your career journey or seeking opportunities for growth, the AIT program at Creative Solutions in Healthcare offers a supportive environment for professional development. Through a combination of classroom instruction, mentorship, and real-life experience, participants gain insights into the field of long-term care administration while also building their leadership skills.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and embark on a journey towards healthcare administration, we encourage you to apply today.

Visit our Careers Page to learn more.

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