201 Careers in NursingIn this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!

BASIC DESCRIPTION

An adult day care director coordinates, manages, and evaluates care and services to residents of an adult day care program. Residents of adult day care programs are adults who need some assistance in performing activities of daily living such as grooming and other personal care needs. As director of the program, the nurse also monitors the institution’s compliance to regulatory standards and is responsible for the oversight of the institution’s budget, hiring, and other personnel-related functions.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered nurse preparation and Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
  • Masters preparation is highly preferred and at least 3–5 years experience in geriatric nursing is also preferred.

CORE SKILLS

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory standards that pertain to Adult Day Care management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management

RELATED WEB SITE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION