HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU EXPECT TO SPEND IN EACH DEPARTMENT?
The answer used to vary by AIT depending on their background/experience/education...after November 1, the standard is "NAB Accreditation Standards" for these programs and that would mean 1000 hours for NHAs and 500 hours for RCAL Administrators. The Preceptor should tailor the program (using the NAB/ACHCA Training Manual materials...) to that personal professional background. Within that AIT Manual there ARE some "recommended" number of hours that are MERELY a starting point...if the AIT is coming into this profession "cold" with no LTC background, it would be a relatively good starting point to add to and take away from the various modules depending on that experience level. Those recommended hours also closely reflect the percentage of time in each Domain of Practice but with every AIT having their own strengths/weaknesses, having those tailorable enables you to be better prepared to become an administrator (and to pass the NAB examinations).