Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Online College Catalog

Long-Term Care Administration Major


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This major provides students with professional education in the field of long-term care administration. It includes a combination of courses in general management, health administration and long-term care administration designed to prepare students for positions throughout the long-term care industry. The major includes a specialization in two prominent segments of the long-term care industry – nursing home administration and assisted living administration – preparing students for employment, promotion, or licensure within those areas.

In addition to the required general education courses and the major courses required, students must complete 36 credits of general education electives.  The major consists of 120 semester-hour credits. 

Completing this degree program will enable you to:

  • Acquire a systematic body of knowledge related to the management of long-term care services
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills to the effective management of long-term services
  • Identify and internalize appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct
  • Develop effective leadership competencies
  • Develop effective skills for independent scholarship and goal-directed continuing education

The Fast Track to the Master of Health Administration degree option is available.

Students must check with their state licensing board to ensure the courses offered will meet their state requirements.

 

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


The Leadership for Sustainable Communities (LSC) core is driven by its learning outcomes. LSC core learning outcomes are built on the premise that all graduates of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) have the foundation to become leaders in creating a sustainable future. More specifically, we organize the LSC core learning outcomes around three areas:

  1. Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry & Skills
  2. Sustainability of Communities and the Planet 
  3. Personal Growth & Professional Development

Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Specifically:

  • Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
  • Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

General Education Requirements (42 credits)


Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry and Skills (18 Credits)


Sustainability of Communities and the Planet (15 Credits)


Personal Growth & Professional Development (9 Credits)


Specializations


After completing all Core Requirements, students take one of the two following specializations, which build on knowledge gained through earlier courses in the program, and apply that knowledge to specific areas of long-term care administration through practicum courses. The number of credits required varies by specialization depending on practicum requirements.

Nursing Home Administration Specialization


(9 semester-hour credits)

Prepares students for licensure as nursing home administrators and has been approved by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). NAB Program Accreditation Website

Assisted Living Administration Specialization


(6 semester-hour credits)

Prepares students for administration of assisted living facilities.

 

Nursing Home Administration Specialization (State Requirement 1,040 hours or less)


(9 semester-hour credits)

Prepares students for licensure as nursing home administrators and has been approved by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). 

Assisted Living Administration Specialization (State Requirement 1,040 hours or less)


(9 semester-hour credits)

Prepares students for administration of assisted living facilities.

General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 120 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.

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