In as little as 3 semesters, you will develop the skils and knowlege needed to advance your career with D'Youville's long-term care certificate program.
An aging population and a growing number of individuals needing lifelong healthcare services has led to a demand for administrators who can provide leadership and support in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other healthcare locations.
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 long-term care administration. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York state.
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Long-Term Care Administration
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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
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.
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.
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,
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.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field. In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must present the following:
- Complete an online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
- Submit Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- Submit an admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community you serve (about 250 words).
- Submit one letter of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors.
- Submit a current resume.
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in a health care discipline.
- Possess relevant work experience and or a related degree.
We welcome you to join us for an information session or meeting about our graduate and doctoral program. For dates and locations please learn more.