Board of Nursing Home Administrators


About the Board of Nursing Home Administrators

The Board of Nursing Home Administrators was created in 1970 by an act of the State Legislature.  Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice nursing home administration within this state to be qualified.  The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct.  The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations.  The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the practice act and of the rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.

The administrative staff of the Division of Health Related Boards supports the Board by issuing licenses to those who meet the requirements of the law and rules. Licenses can be renewed online seventy (70) days prior to expiration. Renewal notices are generated seventy (70) days prior to expiration and mailed or emailed from the Board’s administrative office to either the current physical address or email address on record, based on the licensee’s choice of delivery method.  Failure to renew by the expiration date may result in a fine.

The Board meets four (4) times per year.  The meetings are open to the public.  The Governor appoints all members of the Board.  The Board consists of eight (8) members, as follows:  four (4) members shall be representatives of the nursing home industry, one (1) member shall be a hospital administrator, one (1) member shall be a physician, one (1) member shall be a nurse, and one (1) member shall be a consumer representative. In addition to the eight (8) Board Members appointed by the Governor, the commissioner of health or the commissioner’s designated representative shall serve as an ex officio member and as the executive officer of the Board. 

Contact the Board of Nursing Home Administrators
(615) 532-5090 local or 1-800-778-4123 nationwide
or write
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243