Long Term Care Administration

Long-Term Care Administration Programs

This online program provides you with a professional education in the field of long-term care administration - and one with an important distinction. While many other colleges and universities offer long-term care administration as a specialization or subset of another program such as business administration, health administration or gerontology, Saint Joseph's offers one of the few degrees in long-term care administration itself.

Professional Memberships

Staying active in industry associations helps to strengthen the curriculum in our long-term care administration programs. The college holds memberships in:

  • American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) - Individual membership by the program director and others
  • American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) - Individual membership (fellow) by the program director, assistant program director and some course instructors
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - Individual membership by the program director
  • Catholic Health Association - organizational membership
  • National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards - Individual membership by the assistant program director

Bachelor of Science Long-Term Care Administration

This degree program is one of the few in the country accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB) National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators, and the only NAB-accredited program available online.

Summary

Have a Major Impact on the Future!

The online Long-Term Care Administration major prepares students for administrative positions in long-term care settings. As the population of the United States ages, long-term care services will become increasingly important. This program prepares you with the skills necessary to have a positive impact on the quality of services available to meet this need.

This online program is accredited by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and is the only NAB-accredited program available online. It is flexible enough to satisfy varying state licensing requirements. It includes a combination of courses in general management, health administration and long-term care administration, and a specialization in two prominent segments of the long-term care industry - nursing home administration and assisted-living administration. An internship is available to satisfy relevant state licensing board internship or administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements. This program integrates general education courses with courses specific to health care administration, to prepare you to:

  • Administer high-quality, well-managed long-term care facilities to meet the rapid growth of need brought on by the aging of Americans
  • Achieve licensure as long-term are administrators, meeting the differing requirements of the various licensing boards
  • Achieve certification by professional organizations.

Licensure Requirements

The certificates and individual courses meet a number of administrator's needs, including: serving as a refresher course, meeting state licensure regulations and meeting continuing education requirements. Visit your state licensing boards online National Association Long Term Care Administrators.

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Highlights

  • This program is the only NAB-accredited long-term care administration program available online.
  • Curriculum prepares you for positions throughout the long-term care administration industry
  • Courses covering general management, health care administration and long-term care administration
  • An internship is available to satisfy relevant state licensing board internship or administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements
  • Fast track to the Master of Health Administration degree program
  • Program accepted by most state nursing home administrator licensing boards as meeting their licensure requirements. Check with your state's licensing board or contact us for details.
  • Courses blend content with prior or current professional experience, allowing for immediate application in the work setting.
  • Faculty with practical experience in long-term care administration work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.

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Admission Requirements

You may apply for and be granted admission status at any time during the year, regardless of program choice.

You must be a graduate of an accredited public or private high school, have passed a GED examination, or provide proof of completion of a GED equivalent, or must have completed a state-approved high school diploma through home schooling.

Students must have completed high school with an average grade of "C" or better, have a standard 2.0 or better for GED students or show college credit with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for admission to an undergraduate degree program. Students who do not meet the cumulative grade point standard may be conditionally accepted and required to take specific introductory course work and complete it with a grade of 2.0 or better, prior to consideration of formal acceptance.