Health Services Administration - Long Term Care Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The long term care option is designed for students interested in a career in nursing home administration, assisted living, and other types of home and community based systems. This program is accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and meets the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Home Administrator license requirements. NAB is the national accrediting body for long-term care educational programs. Administrator-in-Training (AIT) programs will be used in conjunction with the practicum. AIT programs must complete 1,000 hours.
Professional Membership Requirements
All students in the program must be a student member in a professional organization at least by their senior year. Students in the long term care option are strongly encouraged to join professional organizations such as the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).
Work Experience Requirements
Students in this program are required to have become licensed as a certified nursing assistant prior to initiation of a practicum.
- HSAD students must maintain a cumulative GPA ≥3.0 for all HSAD classes and no more than two course grades may be <B.
- Students earning three or more grades of <B in HSAD courses will be dismissed from the program.
- All other major requirements must be completed with a ≥C.
- Students in the Health Services Administration Program must have an overall cumulative GPA ≥2.25.
- The culmination of the student’s experience in the program will be an internship in a health services setting.
- To qualify for the internship, the student must have at least a GPA ≥3.0 in HSAD classes plus permission from the program director.
|Required Core Courses|
|HSAD 300||HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION||4|
|HSAD 310||HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION||4|
|HSAD 315||SEMINAR ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||1|
|HSAD 322||HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY||4|
|HSAD 410||HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS||4|
|HSAD/PLAN 424||STRATEGIC PLANNING||4|
|HSAD 425||BUDGET AND POLICY FOR HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS||4|
|HSAD 435||PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE||4|
|HSAD 440||HEALTHCARE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD||4|
|HSAD 445||POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT||4|
|HSAD 470||HEALTHCARE FINANCE||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|ACCT 251||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||5|
|ACCT 252||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||4|
|BUED 302||BUSINESS COMMUNICATION||4|
|BUED 425||WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS USING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||5|
|DSCI 245||DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS||4|
|ECON 200||INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS||5|
|HLED 256||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY||2|
|or OCTH 292||FOUNDATIONS OF DOCUMENTATION AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR THE REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL|
|HUMR 328||HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS||5|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|Required Aging Track Courses–to be chosen with approval of the HSAD program director||8|
|Required Long Term Care Courses|
|HSAD 460||LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION||4|
|HSAD 480||FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE||2|
|Note–variable credits practicums are not to exceed a total of 25 credits|
|HSAD 486||LONG TERM PRACTICUM 1||5-12|
|HSAD 487||LONG TERM PRACTICUM 2||5-12|
|HSAD 488||LONG TERM PRACTICUM 3||5-12|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|HSAD 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- apply the five core competencies in long term care settings: Resident Care and Quality of Life, Human Resources, Finance, Physical Environment and Atmosphere and Leadership and Management;
- demonstrate effective written, oral and presentation communication skills for long term care;
- integrate the five core competencies in a long term care setting in a 1000 hour practicum;
- manage projects in long term care settings.