Nursing Home Leadership Assistance

In cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri offers a Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service to assist nursing home administrators and key operational leaders to meet the leadership challenges of the long-term care industry.  The services offered focus on helping nursing home administrators deal effectively with the complex management issues they face each day in their business and personnel operations.  The coaching is tailored to meet individual administrator needs within the context of each person’s unique operational situations, as well as within the variety of corporate and business models in Missouri.  Designed as a voluntary service, the Nursing Home Leadership Coach assists with such issues as Operational Improvement, Corporate Compliance, Budget Analysis, Regulations, Process Improvement Leadership Skills, Staff Retention, Contract Review, Survey Readiness, Staff Training, Quality of Life, and Culture Change.  The Coaching Service works collaboratively with our existing QIPMO program.  Dave Walker, LNHA, functions as the NHA Coach.  Nursing home administrators interested in consulting with Mr. Walker should contact Jessica Mueller, Project Coordinator at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing at (573) 882-0241 or by e-mail at  Please visit:

  •  Nursing Home Survey Manual:  Resource Available!

Dave Walker, MU NHA Coach, has created a Long-Term Care Survey Manual for use by nursing home staff.  The purpose of the manual is to provide guidance on how to comply with State and Federal regulations.  The manual offers numerous forms and policies for nursing homes to consider using in order to prepare for their annual survey visit.  The manual is available at, and may be downloaded by section or in its entirety.