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Online Preceptor Provider Training

FHCA's Preceptor Provider Training prepares nursing home administrators to serve as Preceptors for students in the Administrator-In-Training (AIT) Program or College-Based Internship required for individuals who plan to become licensed nursing home administrators. FHCA's preceptor training meets the requirements of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators as set forth in Rule 64B10-16.0025, F.A.C. It delivers 6 contact hours of continuing education and focuses on the preceptor and AIT program and regulatory requirements, expectations and needs, domains of practice, mentorship and developing the facility training program. *Any nursing home administrator who acts as a Preceptor will be granted 10 hours of continuing education credit for that biennium.

Led by FHCA Sr. Director of Quality Affairs and licensed NHA/former Preceptor Deborah Franklin, FHCA's Preceptor Provider Training features leaders in the profession and Board of NHA members walking attendees through the domains of practice. This online training program will be delivered over five sessions -  two 1.5- hour live sessions and three, 1-hour pre-recorded sessions delivered on-demand. This online course has a maximum of 50 participants.

Online Preceptor Provider Training: How It Works

  • Earn 6 CEUs: Delivered over five sessions - two live, 1.5 hour online sessions and three, one-hour on-demand sessions
  • Live Online Training Dates: December 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST (Opening Session) and December 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST  (Closing Session)
  • On-demand Sessions: Available between 4:30 p.m. EST  December 1 - December 16, 2020
  • Certification: Participants must attend all live sessions at the time they are presented and take the course evaluation after completing the program to earn the Preceptor certification. Live sessions cannot be made up at a later date.
  • Continuing Education: All sessions must be completed by 4:30 p.m. EST on December 16 to receive continuing education credits and achieve Preceptor status

Learner Objectives

  • Learn concepts of mentorship and teaching techniques to work better with your AIT
  • Understand the Preceptor and AIT program requirements, expectations and needs
  • Review the regulatory requirements for skilled nursing facilities and nursing home administrator
  • Hear from current Preceptors on what makes a Preceptor successful

Event Agenda

Opening Session 1 (Live)

December 1, 2020

3:00 p.m. EST

Laws and Rules, Domains of Practice, Mentorship

Deborah Franklin, Sr. Director of Quality Affairs, FHCA


Session 2

Success with the Younger Generation and Experience from a Seasoned Preceptor

Kristine Webb, Executive Director, Palm Garden of Aventura
Vernon Zeger, Corporate Director of Operational Effectiveness, Adventist Care Center


Session 3

Nursing Home Administration/Preceptor Regulatory Requirements, Legal Guidance & Tips from Board of NHA Representatives

Karen Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Grout PA, FHCA Regulatory Consulant
Henry Gerrity, VP of Operations Southern Healthcare Management, Board of NHAs
Scott Lipman, COO, The Marrinson Group, Board of NHAs


Session 4

Leadership and Preparing the AIT

Cary Smith, COO, AdventHealth
Dianne O'Sullivan, Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehab Center

Closing Session 5 (Live)

December 16, 2020

3:00 p.m. EST

Teaching Techniques, Review of Preceptor Program Resource Materials

Deborah Franklin, Sr. Director of Quality Affairs, FHCA