Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Online Long-Term Care Administration Certificate

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 15
  • Courses in Program: 5
  • Cost Per Credit: $700
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to nine*
  • Estimated Completion Time: Two semesters

*Transfer credits will be applied to courses for the certificate. Students will need to determine if transfer courses are eligible for state exam.

The need for long-term care is greater than ever. Help direct, manage and improve that care with D’Youville’s online Long-Term Care Administration Certificate.

The need for long-term care is greater than ever. Help direct, manage and improve that care with D’Youville’s online Long-Term Care Administration Certificate.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every five U.S. residents will be older than age 65 by the year 2030. At D’Youville, our online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration (LTC Certificate) can help you develop the skills you need to become a leader in this unique sector of healthcare.

Completing this program can help you pursue management-track roles in an in-demand field that plays an important role in caring for your community’s elders. Our specialized curriculum covers:

  • Health systems
  • Financial management
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Aging in American society
  • Human resource management

The program is ideal for working healthcare industry professionals, and for those who enjoy working with elderly populations.

We are one of only a few schools to offer this certificate as a stand-alone credential. Composing one-third of a master’s program, the certification can also be used toward completion of higher levels of study.

Because the program is offered fully online, you’ll have the ability to earn your certification while maintaining your commitments to work and life. Courses last 8 weeks, and the program can be completed in as little as eight months.

YOU WILL:

  • Enhance your professional communication and collaboration skills.
  • Explore cultural, social, and policy implications the aging United States population and how that impacts nursing home operations.
  • Develop skills and knowledge for operational, financial, and human resource management within the context of long-term care facilities.
  • Prepare for licensure as a nursing home administrator in New York State.

Comprehensive preparation for nursing home administration certification in as few as eight months.

This certificate program is registered with the New York State Education Department and meets the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York State. Gainful employment information is available for review.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

The long-term care administration certificate program includes 15 credits and can be completed in two semesters.

COURSES

Long-Term Care Certificate Courses

  • HAPH 605 Aging in American Society (3)
  • HAPH 616 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations (3)
  • HAPH 648 Introduction to Healthcare Finance and Budgeting (3)
  • HAPH 653 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Organizations (3)
  • HAPH 668 Nursing Home Administration (3)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the online Long-Term Care Administration certificate program must meet general admissions requirements and submit the following:

To apply, prospective students must submit:

  • A completed online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree in a health-related discipline.*
  • Official transcripts must demonstrate capability of success in a graduate program, either via a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0; a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work, or a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.
  • An admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the program will benefit the applicant and the community they serve (about 250 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors.
  • A current resume showing at least two years of relevant work experience and /or a related degree.

*Students with an unrelated bachelor’s degree may be considered for acceptance if they can demonstrate extensive professional experience in a healthcare setting.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.

Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

COST Total
Full Program Tuition $700 per credit hour $10,500
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)** $320
Full Program Total $10,820
**This program takes an estimated two to three semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

CAREER OUTCOMES

D’Youville’s long-term care certification online program prepares you to become a leader in nursing homes, managed care facilities, and other organizations. The focused curriculum provides the essential knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this growing field.

Long-Term Care Administrators

Long-term care administrators are responsible for overseeing the care of residents in permanent or semi-permanent care facilities. These environments may include assisted living facilities, continued care retirement communities, nursing homes, or systems of home care.

As institutional leaders, those in this role take on a range of responsibilities. These duties might include:

  • Monitoring resident satisfaction and developing strategies to maintain or increase it
  • Communicating with volunteers, community leaders, and company representatives
  • Interacting with medical professionals to ensure a positive and safe living environment
  • Overseeing all staff operations and scheduling
  • Planning entertainment, outreach or educational programs
  • Maintaining relationships with both patients and families
  • Ordering, processing, and distributing products and services
  • Ensuring all patients have adequate medical care and nursing options
  • Ensuring compliance with all professional boarding home standards and federal regulatory requirements

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