Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration: Long Term Care Option (BA)

About

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.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Health Services Administration - Long Term Care Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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.

Grade Requirements

  • 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 300HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION4
HSAD 310HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION4
HSAD 315SEMINAR ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT1
HSAD 322HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY4
HSAD 410HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS4
HSAD/PLAN 424STRATEGIC PLANNING4
HSAD 425BUDGET AND POLICY FOR HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS4
HSAD 435PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE4
HSAD 440HEALTHCARE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD4
HSAD 445POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT4
HSAD 470HEALTHCARE FINANCE4
Required Supporting Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
BUED 302BUSINESS COMMUNICATION4
BUED 425WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS USING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS5
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
HLED 256MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
or OCTH 292 FOUNDATIONS OF DOCUMENTATION AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR THE REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL
HUMR 328HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
MATH 200FINITE MATHEMATICS5
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
Required Aging Track Courses–to be chosen with approval of the HSAD program director8
Required Long Term Care Courses
HSAD 460LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION4
HSAD 480FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE2
Note–variable credits practicums are not to exceed a total of 25 credits
HSAD 486LONG TERM PRACTICUM 15-12
HSAD 487LONG TERM PRACTICUM 25-12
HSAD 488LONG TERM PRACTICUM 35-12
Required Senior Capstone
HSAD 490SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits116-137

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BA in Health Services Administration–Long Term Care from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • 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.