AIT & Preceptor Info

In 2013, The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) in partnership with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recognized a need within the industry for trained preceptors to develop future leaders in Long Term Care. During this time, a joint task force was formed to determine the resources needed to accomplish this goal.

NAB benefits its various stakeholders with health services and supports in several significant ways:
  • State Boards and Agencies
  • Licensees and Licensee Candidates
  • Academic Institutions
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • The Public
Volunteers from all aspects of the long term care industry worked together to form the NAB/ACHCA Administrator in Training manual as well as the four part digital Preceptor training course.

The AIT Program Manual is FREE and now available! CLICK HERE to access now!

National Administrator In Training Program 

The Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program is a supervised internship during which the AIT works under the guidance and supervision of a preceptor, who is a licensed administrator meeting the qualifications established for preceptors by their respective states. The internship is a unique phase of education consisting of the supervised practice of long-term care administration in the Nursing Home (NHA), Assisted Living (RCAL), and/or Home and Community Based Services (HCBCS) environment.

On-Line Preceptor Training Program 

The role of the preceptor is very important as Administrators-in-Training will become the leaders of tomorrow, and it is both our responsibility and our privilege to provide these new entrants the best start in a dynamic and challenging career. 

You can access these two training programs by visiting the NAB website: 

Alzpossible Initiative

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