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Long-term Care Administration Certificate

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Long-term Care Administration, Advanced Certificate


Advanced Certificate Program - online only

This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a career in longterm care administration. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York state.


Course Requirements

Long-Term Care Administration
Degree: Certificate

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
HSA 616

HR Mgt in Health Care Organizations

The course will present the design of programs for the maximizing of employee and institutional contributions in the health care service area. The course will address the grouping of professionals,paraprofessionals and skilled and non-skilled workers into an efficient and effective work group. The course will review labor relations and union organizations in the health care area and review legal aspects of personnel management.

Prerequisites: HSA-613 (non-HSA majors) or HSA-615 (for HSA majors).

HSA 648

Introduction to Health Care Finance

This course is designed to introduce the learner to a broad range of concepts and skills involved in planning, budgeting and controlling in health care organizations. The emphasis in this course is on managerial as opposed to financial accounting and on issues carried out at the department or organizational level rather than the system level. This course is required for the long-term care certificate.

Prerequisites: HSA-615 or be in the Clinical Research Associate Certificate program.

HSA 653

Legal & Ethical Issues in HCO

This course addresses legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by health care managers. Topics include the constitutional basis for government support of health care services and constraints that law and regulation impose on the health care industry. Bioethical theory, policy formulation and decision making in the professional setting are also included. Specific problems discussed include such issues as the right to health care, allocation of scarce resources, human experimentation, choices regarding death, liability of health care providers and governing board and medical and health care staff responsibilities.

Prerequisites: HSA-615

HSA 605

Aging American Society

The course covers the social implications of aging as well as biological and psychological issues. A variety of topics as they relate to aging will be covered: interpersonal relationships, work and retirement, the economics of aging, sexuality in old age, and race/ethnicity.

Prerequisites: HSA-615 HSA-616

HSA 668

Nursing Home Administration

This course is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills required as a nursing home administrator. This course will assist students in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses to the specific field of nursing home administration. It covers organizational management and general management, resident care, personnel management, financial management, environmental management, regulatory management, dietary management and aging. The course is intended to meet course requirements for Qualification 3 and Qualification 5 of the New York State Education Department for Nursing Home Administrator licensure.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: HSA-648

Total 15


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Admission Requirements

The admission requirements common to all certificate programs are listed here. Requirements that are specific to a given certificate program are included under each program’s listing. Action on an application begins when the application, application fee and the official transcripts have been received. In addition to the application procedure, all candidates must demonstrate evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages (G.P.A.) are based on a 4.0 system):

  1. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
  2. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work
  3. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application
  2. Submit and admissions statement/ essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community that you serve. Statement should be about 250 words.
  3. Provide official transcripts from ALL prior colleges.
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, professional supervisor, colleague or previous professor.
  5. Submit a current resume
  6. Possess at least two years of relevant work experience and/ or a related degree.
  7. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in a health care discipline.

Health Services Administration Department

The health services administration department offers a bachelor of science degree in health services management, health analytics, public health, as well as a master of science degree in health services administration, a doctorate in health administration, and three advanced certificates in health services administration, long-term care and clinical research associate. The undergraduate programs are described in the undergraduate catalog.

The health services administration department offers graduate courses in fall and spring semesters primarily with limited offerings in summer sessions. Graduate classes are delivered full on campus, fully online (distance learning) and hybrid ( a mix of on campus and distance learning). On campus courses are offered on Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:15 PM.