Ethics for Licensed Nursing Home Administrators

Ethics for Licensed Nursing Home Administrators 

As an administrator in senior care, your role is to help seniors and people with disabilities maintain their health, well-being, and independence. Based on the nature of your work, you may sometimes feel physically, emotionally, and mentally tired. It is crucial that you feel supported and confident in your ability to make appropriate decisions on a day-to-day basis. It is likely that you will continually encounter situations at work that leave you wondering what to do and as a healthcare professional, you have a responsibility to make reasonable and ethical decisions. Decisions have far-reaching consequences for all concerned. In this course, you will learn about ethics and ethical concepts as well as the decision making techniques needed to make the right decision in a tough situation.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.50 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-1167
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define Ethics.
Differentiate between the various ethical principles.
Examine the ethical obligations that must be considered in a dilemma.
Identify decision making techniques that can be used to solve an ethical situation or problem.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Ethical Concepts A. Meet Anna B. Defining Ethics C. Why is Ethics Important? D. Why is Making the Right Decision Difficult? E. Primary Ethical Principles F. Secondary Ethical Principles G. Remember Anna? H. Ethical Dilemmas I. Feelings and Other Factors J. Values K. Meet Mrs. Hoang L. Code of Ethics M. Review N. Summary Section 3: Ethical Obligations A. Addressing Obligations B. Advocacy Obligations C. End of Life Obligations D. Spirituality Obligations E. Cultural Obligations F. Social Obligations G. Legal Obligations H. “The Elderly Driver” I. Ethical Considerations J. “The New Diagnosis” K. What If… L. Summary Section 4: Ethical Decision Making A. Theories Affecting Decision Making B. How Do You Decide? C. Step One D. Step Two E. Step Three F. Step Four G. Step Five H. Test Your Knowledge I. Ethics Committees J. Review K. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Resources C. References D. Course Contributor E. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development. Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Long-term Care, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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