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Education Committee During the 202 4 Annual Meeting , the Education Committee had the opportunity to review t hree academic accreditation programs, one up for NAB HSE™ renewal and two for initial accreditation. Western Kentucky University ( KY ) was recommended for renewal of their accredited programs, which was passed by the Board of Governors. Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK) and Youngstown State University – Masters of Health and Human Services (OH) were recommended for initial accreditation of their accredited programs, which w ere passed by the Board of Governors. ...
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Continuing Education Committee The NAB Continuing Education Committee convened on June 6, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK, during the NAB 2024 Annual Meeting, led by Committee Chair Lisa Hahn, and Vice-Chair Michael Coury. The first agenda item for the committee was to review the results from the Program Development Guide and CE Policy Writing task forces, presented by the task force members. The committee reviewed the first draft of the program development guide, which includes more information about the definition and value of engaged learning, and a long list of sample methods. Two members of the task force, who are also long-term NCERS reviewers, presented ...
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NAB Foundation June 24 The recent NAB Foundation meeting during Annual Meeting hosted many strategic initiatives and thoughts. The board delved into the Foundation's strategic plan, emphasizing the importance of supporting innovative research and grant topics. The meeting also highlighted the upcoming Vision Centre Symposium scheduled for June 2024 and the National Emerging Leadership Summit's integration with ACHCA's convocation, for which the Foundation awarded five scholarships, including one funded by the John Hogan Memorial Fund. The Treasurer's report was a testament to the Foundation's financial health, with an audit report issued without any findings ...
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The State Governance and Regulatory Issues (SGRI) meeting was a comprehensive session that spanned several key topics. The meeting commenced with a report from the Credentialing Commission on the HSE, proudly announcing that over 330 individuals are HSE qualified. The adoption of the HSE standard by 28 states, with Iowa being the latest, and the potential inclusion of a dozen more states, was a significant highlight. The meeting then shifted focus to the rebranding of Administrator Residency , acknowledging the concerted efforts made through social media posts, marketing materials, and website updates to facilitate this transition. In alignment with ...
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Marketing and Member Relations Committee The Member Relations and Outreach Committee's session at the NAB annual meeting was a hub of engagement, reflecting on the strategic plan's triumphs. The committee proudly acknowledged the fulfillment of its objectives, including the successful promotion of the HSE toolkit for states, a thorough policy and procedure review, and the enhancement of committee diversity. This latter achievement was facilitated by the introduction of a standing committee interest survey, actively promoted at the meeting to inspire participation in the upcoming 2024-26 term. A deep dive into NAB's social media presence revealed the ...
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The NAB's June Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City at the Omni Hotel was a wealth of information for those in attendance. As the leadership term drew to a close, the current officers and committee chairs highlighted the strategic plan's milestones and ongoing projects. A key development was the formation of a "Tools and Resources" subcommittee under the State Governance Committee, tasked with the continuous update of the study guide, administrator residency manual, and other NAB resources. The board was also presented with proposed changes to the CE providers' procedures and handbook. The NAB HSE accreditation of three higher education programs was another momentous ...
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Streamlining the Path to Licensure: A Suggestion for Approval Letter Updates Dear State Board Members, Here at the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), we're constantly striving to improve the licensing experience for both candidates and state boards. Today, we'd like to propose a simple update to your state's approval letters for licensing candidates. The Suggestion: We recommend including the following information in your approval letters: NAB Website Application: After receiving your approval, candidates should log onto the NAB website ( ...
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By Guillermo Ortiz de Zárate Context As federations of regulatory state boards, we have a great responsibility in protecting the public health, safety and welfare. It becomes very tangible than when we are protecting our elders through the careful vetting of the competence of those who will direct the institutions where they live. As regulatory organizations we have the privilege to set the rules of engagement for generations of professionals that desire to enter the industry. This is accomplished by methodical research to determine the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to become minimally competent to execute these professional roles ...
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK., June 7, 2024 - The National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) announced the results of the 2024-26 Executive Committee. The newly elected officers are: Chair: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi Chair-Elect: Eric Hadley Secretary: Denise Boudreau Treasurer: Deb Veley Eric Hadley , the incoming Chair-Elect, emphasized the transformative period faced by NAB and its member boards. He noted, "Our boards and our profession are facing momentous change. This change presents challenges and opportunities for NAB member organizations, member boards, and licensees. As we move forward, it is crucial that ...
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Are you passionate about shaping the future of continuing education and regulatory issues? The National Association of Boards (NAB) is inviting dedicated individuals to volunteer for our Standing Committees for the term of July 2024 - June 2026, as well as for NCERS reviewers. Our committees play a pivotal role in guiding the direction of NAB's initiatives. The Standing Committees include: Continuing Education Education Marketing and Member Relations State Governance and Regulatory Issues Volunteering for a NAB Standing Committee or as an NCERS reviewer is a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in your field. Your expertise ...
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2024 NAB Elections

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Elections for the offices of NAB Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary for the 2024-26 term will be held June 7, 2024 during the Board of Governors Meeting. NAB Chair-Elect Candidate: Eric Hadley Candidate Statement: Our boards and our profession are facing momentous change. While this change presents challenges for NAB member organizations, member boards and licensees, it also presents opportunities. Now, more than ever before, our challenges give rise to our opportunities and call for action. Those in which the NAB has an opportunity to serve are expanding beyond traditional nursing home and assisted living settings. ...
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The Administrator in Training (AIT) program has been a staple in the long-term care industry for decades. It has been a vital tool for training the next generation of administrators. However, with the changing times, it has become apparent that a rebranding of the program is necessary to stay relevant and align with other organizations. With that goal in mind, the NAB is rebranding the AIT to Administrator Residency. The Need for Change The long-term care industry is constantly evolving, and it is vital that organizations adapt to these changes. One of the significant changes that have occurred in recent years is the shift towards residency ...
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During the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting, the Education Committee had the opportunity to review two academic accreditation programs, one up for NAB HSE™ renewal and one for initial accreditation. Eastern Washington University (WA) was recommended for renewal of their accredited programs, which was passed by the Board of Governors. Youngstown State University – Masters of Health and Human Services (OH) application was voted to be held in abeyance through the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting until the mandatory requirements of the program are met. The remainder of the Education Meeting focused on the Education Task Force presentations which included discussion around the ...
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The Member Relations and Outreach Committee met on October 26, 2023, in New Orleans, LA, during the NAB 2023 Mid-Year Meeting. During the meeting, the committee reviewed the goals of the 2023-24 Strategic Plan, starting with social media initiatives. New initiatives were introduced on social media, relating to the NAB Study Guide, HSE, and meetings. Facebook and LinkedIn are seeing significant increases in new followers. Posts regarding the Study Guide have received the most engagement and impressions. Analytics of the new website were reviewed, including top pages and top searched. The new NAB Collateral Cards were shared with attendees. ...
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The NAB Continuing Education Committee met on October 26, 2023, in New Orleans, LA, during the NAB 2023 Mid-Year Meeting. During the meeting, we were excited to share that with the release of the newly updated CE Provider Handbook , the committee had made a significant step towards completing our strategic plan goals. The majority of our meeting was spent taking an in-depth look at the recommendations presented in the Bostrom Consulting Group’s final report from the CE Research Project. The committee leadership, supported by NAB Staff, presented recommended changes to implement based on the report, current program needs, and other factors. ...
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2023 Mid-Year Meeting CE Session Stop. Think. Plan. If you find yourself up a creek, you couldn’t have better guides than the NAB volunteers that delivered the CE session on emergency preparedness during NAB’s Mid-Year Meeting in October. Jody DePriest, Katrina Magdon, and Jeffrey Markulik presented on the importance of readiness using their real life scenarios, as well as recommended resources. Jody shared about his personal experiences with Hurricane Katrina and how acting in emergency situations can set the tone for what kind of leader you are. Above all, it’s important to act quickly by maintaining a calm presence and working hard to keep afloat. ...
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2024 - The National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) announced today a leadership transition to further strengthen its commitment to the profession. Effective January 1, 2024, Michelle Grachek, M.Ed., CAE, previously serving as President, will now take on the full responsibilities of President and CEO. This strategic transition marks a pivotal moment in NAB's succession plan in which Randy and Michelle split the President and CEO title for the past year, fostering continuity and a seamless handover of executive leadership. Randy Lindner, who has served as NAB’s President and CEO for the past 27 years, will ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2023 CONTACT Sara Dethloff sdethloff@bostrom.com EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AWARDED FIVE YEAR HSE ACADEMIC REACCREDITATION AT THE OCTOBER 2023 NAB MID-YEAR MEETING Eastern Washington University continues their NAB Accredited Health Services Degree Program WASHINGTON, DC – During the October 2023 Mid-Year Meeting, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Board of Governors awarded five year accreditation to Eastern Washington University. Eastern Washington’s HSE degree program has been accredited since ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2023 CONTACT Sara Dethloff sdethloff@bostrom.com (202) 712- 9040 BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY AWARDED FIVE YEAR HSE ACADEMIC REACCREDITATION AT THE JUNE 2023 NAB ANNUAL MEETING Bowling Green State University renews NAB Accredited Health Services Degree Program WASHINGTON, DC – During the June 2023 Annual Meeting, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Board of Governors awarded five year accreditation to Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green State University’s HSE degree program ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2023 CONTACT Sara Dethloff sdethloff@bostrom.com (202) 712- 9040 ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE OF MAINE AWARDED FIVE YEAR HSE ACADEMIC REACCREDITATION AT THE JUNE 2023 NAB ANNUAL MEETING St. Joseph's College of Maine renews their NAB Accredited Health Services Degree Program WASHINGTON, DC – During the June 2023 Annual Meeting, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Board of Governors awarded five year accreditation to St. Joseph's College of Maine. St. Joseph's College of Maine’s HSE degree program ...
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