Long-Term Care Administration (GC)
The Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration provides multidisciplinary perspectives and coursework which culminates in a professional practicum experience. Students engaging with this certificate typically expect to enter careers in long-term care administration in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities. Most students will also take both the Minnesota and federal nursing home administrator license exams once all coursework is completed.
To become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Minnesota, students must first meet several coursework requirements set by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA). Completing the Long-Term Care Certificate will ensure that students have met these requirements. Once students have completed the required coursework, they will then need to study for and schedule a series of examinations with BENHA. Students are strongly encouraged to work with the Aging Studies program director and other Aging Studies faculty as they prepare for the examinations.
Many, though not all, students enrolled in the Aging Studies MS program also pursue the Long-Term Care Administration Graduate Certificate. Other individuals who have completed a four-year degree but are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato can also pursue the Certificate. This is a popular option for individuals who work in long-term care settings and want to advance into an administrative role.
Organizational Management Core – Fulfills NHA Subpart 1
- HLGTH 659: Health Administration
Managerial Accounting Core – Fulfills NHA Subpart 2
- MBA 630: Accounting for Managers
Gerontology Core (3 credits) – Fulfills NHA Subpart 3
- SOC 504: Sociology of Aging
- GERO 600: Gerontology Theory and Practice
Health Care and Medical Needs Core – Fulfills NHA Subpart 4
- HLTH 555: Health and Aging
Nursing Facility Services Core – Fulfills NHA Subparts 5 & 7*
- GERO 580: Nursing Home Administration
Human Resources Core (3 credits) – Fulfills NHA Subpart 6
- MBA 642: Management of Human Resources (2)
- POL 662: Seminar: Human Resources Management (3)
Practicum – Also required for NHA licensure (1000 hours)
- GERO 698: Nursing Home Administration Practicum
Note: For NHA licensure, students will also need to take a course in information uses. The only course currently offered at Minnesota State University, Mankato that will fulfill this requirement is an undergraduate course, MGMT 200: Introduction to MIS. However, this course is not required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration.
Gainful Employment Program Information
The Minnesota State System makes available data for some of Minnesota State Mankato's undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Information includes: program length, program costs, students borrowing money, licensure requirements, college scorecard and additional information.
Common CoreCapstone Project: As part of the practicum, students will complete a final paper to be negotiated between the Practicum Supervisor, the Student and the Adviser. This paper will serve as a capstone project showcasing mastery earned through completion of all required coursework. Determination of the number of practicum hours required is made by the Minnesota Board of Nursing Home Examiners for each student and requires an application. Credits are assigned based upon the number of hours of internship required at a rate of 45 hours per credit with a 1 credit minimum and a 6 credit maximum. Additional hours may be required by the State of Minnesota, but no additional credits beyond the maximum of 6 will be counted toward completion of this graduate certificate. Undergraduate courses listed as a part of this Graduate Certificate are included as they are approved by the State of Minnesota as meeting the requirements for preparation for the licensure examinations.
Organizational Management Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).
Managerial Accounting - Choose 2 Credit(s).
Gerontology Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).
Health Care and Medical Needs Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).
Nursing Facility Services and Regulations Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).
Practicum - Choose 1 - 6 Credit(s).
Human Resources Core - Choose 2 - 3 Credit(s).