University of Minnesota, Twin Cities—Center for Aging Services Management, a non-traditional program, offers courses specifically designed to meet the board’s requirements. Each course requires one and a half to five days on campus at the Earle Browne Center in St. Paul depending upon the number of credits the course commands. The rest of the work for the courses is accomplished in independent study. The complete set of courses (24-26 credits) is offered sequentially so that a student may complete all requirements within one year. The courses are not part of a degree program but can be transferred to other schools toward a bachelor’s degree (most notably Metro State University) or can be taken for graduate credit.
Contact: Diane McClellan or Les Grant, Center for Aging Services Management, University of Minnesota, D262 Mayo, MMC 510, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Phone 612-626-7349 Fax: 612-624-8328 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web site: http://www.sph.umn.edu/programs/certificate/ltcadmin/index.asp
University of Minnesota, Crookston, offers a bachelor’s degree in health management through a combination of on-campus and distance learning courses. Students who are already degreed may enroll to complete all or some of the courses to meet licensure requirements. Online learning is available to meet the board’s requirements for organizational management, managerial accounting, gerontology, health care and medical needs, nursing facility services, human resources, regulatory management, and information uses and practicum.
Contact: Paula Viker, LNHA, Director, Health Management, University of Minnesota, Crookston, 151 Dowell Annex, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716.
Phone: 218-281-8371 Fax: 218-281-8080 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www3.crk.umn.edu/academics/mst/healthmgmt/
Concordia College, Moorhead, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with a special sequence in long-term care administration. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, interested persons can make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.
Contact: Daniel V. Anderson, PhD, Concordia College, Long Term Care Administration Program, 901 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56562.
Phone: 218-299-3950 Fax: 218-299-4277 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.cord.edu/dept/healthcare/
Minnesota State University, Mankato, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a variety of fields depending upon the student’s emphasis. Persons already possessing a degree can also register for any of the required courses. Most courses may be taken at the graduate level and the school offers a master’s program in gerontology.
Contact: Donald Ebel, PhD, Director of Aging Studies Program, Director of the Chesley Center on Aging, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Corrections, Minnesota State University, 113 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001.
Phone: 507-389-5188 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/gerontology
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration with an emphasis in long term care administration. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, interested persons can make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.
Contact: Melanie Schicker, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 213 Lommen Hall, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563.
Phone: 218-477-2312 EMAIL: email@example.com
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, offers courses to meet the board’s requirements out of their Political Science Department. The courses may be taken as part of a bachelor’s degree program or strictly to meet board requirements. Courses may also be taken at the graduate level. The school has a graduate certificate program in gerontology. Most courses are offered on campus and meet several times a week with some courses periodically available for evening enrollment.
Contact: Patricia Bodelson, St. Cloud State University, Department of Political Science, 320 Brown Hall, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498.
Phone: 320-308-2035 Fax: 320-654-5422 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/ugb/programs/publ.asp
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in health care administration with a special sequence in long-term care administration which meets the Minnesota license requirement. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, the program is developing a Master’s Degree in LTC and interested persons should contact the program director to make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.
Contact: Jen A. Porter, MBA, USD, Beacom School of Business, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-261-8004 Fax: 605-677-5455 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.usd.edu/business/
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, offers a bachelor’s degree program with a major in health care administration. The senior year is a 50-week residency at a long-term health care facility with a great deal of “hands on” experience.
Contact: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor & Program Director, Health Care Administration, Dept. of Management and Marketing, College of Business, UW-Eau Claire, 419 Schneider Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702.
Phone: 715-836-3589 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.uwec.edu/cob/hcad/
St. Mary's University, Minneapolis & Rochester, offers a Master of Arts in Health and Human Services. The program is intended for experienced professionals who seek graduate level studies focusing on administration and management in healthcare, long-term care, or human services. Courses will be offered in both Rochester and Minneapolis, and in a blended in-class/online format.
Contact: Laurel Anderson, MA, Program Director, Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration, St. Mary's University, Twin Cities Campus, 2500 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-238-4549 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Minnesota also accepts completion of long-term care curricula completed at the following educational institutions approved by The National Association of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) as meeting course requirements for licensure. Their web site has Contact info: http://nabweb.org/
Concordia College — Moorhead, MN - Contact: Dan Anderson (above)
Ohio University — Athens, OH
Saint Joseph’s College — Standish, ME - Contact: John Pratt, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Adventist University — Collegedale, TN
University of Louisiana Monroe — Monroe, LA
University of Scranton — Scranton, PA
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — Eau Claire, WI - Contact: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi (above)
Note: Specific course numbers are subject to change and should be verified with the Program Director at the school or with the BENHA office staff.