The nursing home industry is growing as the numbers of elderly people increase in North Carolina and the nation. Nursing home administrators organize and direct the operation of a nursing home, hospice, convalescent center, or a continuing care retirement center, following federal and state guidelines. They coordinate the activities of the medical, nursing, technical, clerical, volunteer, and service staffs of the facility and direct the hiring and training of employees. Some administrators may also take care of patients, teach programs, or conduct research.
Where to Get Education
Two years of college level courses, a 15-20 week internship, and completion of state exam. State association provides a training program, and applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are considered for this position (nursing, administration, social work, etc)