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Health Care Administration

Certificate in Health Care Management

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Long Term Care Administration

The Health Care Administration Program established a Certificate in Long Term Care Administration in 2001. The certificate is available through courses taught at MBC’s regional centers or on campus. Dr. Steven A. Mosher, Director of HCA, is the coordinator of this certificate and questions about it can be directed towards him (smosher@mbc.edu) .

This certificate is available to any individual interested in gaining knowledge and skill in the field of long term care.

However, if one is interested in becoming a licensed long term care administrator in the State of Virginia, there are certain regulations to be aware of as you proceed toward taking the licensing exam.

Currently, there are 3 ways to become eligible to sit for the nursing home administrator’s exam in Virginia. One must have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration with a 320 hour internship under an approve preceptor, or do an Administrator-in-Training Program, or obtain a certificate in Long Term Care Administration coupled with a non-Health Care Administration bachelor’s degree from an accredited intuition.

This certificate program qualifies you to sit for the Virginia state licensing exam under this third option.

Twenty-one semester hours of coursework (7 courses) and a 400-hour supervised internship are required. Up to nine semester hours (3 courses) may be transferred form other colleges or completed by prior learning portfolio.

Courses are available on-line, in group tutorial formats at your local regional MBC center, on campus in Staunton through traditional classroom mode, or by independent study. You will need to complete all coursework with a grade of C- or better.

Upon completion of the program you receive a certificate in Long Term Care Administration and a special designation on your transcript.

YOU TAKE THESE COURSES:

  • Health Care Administration 101, Introduction to Health Care Administration
  • Interdisciplinary 222, Social Science Statistics
  • Health Care Administration 230, Medical and Health Care Ethics
  • Health Care Administration 240, Long Term Care Administration
  • Health Care Administration 261, Epidemiology
  • Health Care Administration 310, Health Care Strategic Management
  • Health Care Administration 320, Economics and Finance of Health Care Systems
  • Health Care Administration 387, Internship (400 hours under supervision of a preceptor approved by the Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators)
Certificate in Long Term Care Administration

Certificate in Health Care Management

The Health Care Administration Program established a Certificate in Health Care Management in 2003. The certificate is available through courses at the MBC regional centers or on campus. Dr. Steven A. Mosher, Director of HCA, is the coordinator of this certificate and questions about it can be directed towards him (smosher@mbc.edu) .

Twenty-one semester hours of coursework – 12 core hours plus 9 hours of elective credit – are required for this certificate. Up to nine of the hours (3 courses) may be transferred from other colleges or completed by prior learning portfolio.

Courses are available on-line, in group tutorial formats at your local MBC regional center, on campus in Staunton in traditional formats, or by independent study. You will need to complete all coursework with a grade of C- or better.

Upon completion of the program you receive a certificate in health care management and a special designation on your transcript.

YOU TAKE THESE FOUR COURSES:

  • Health Care Administration 101, Introduction to Health Care Administration
  • Interdisciplinary 222, Social Science Statistics
  • Health Care Administration 310, Health Care Strategic Management
  • Health Care Administration 320, Economics and Finance of Health Care Systems

PLUS AT LEAST THREE OF THESE COURSES:

  • Health Care Administration 230, Medical and Health Care Ethics
  • Health Care Administration 240, Long Term Care Administration
  • Health Care Administration 261, Epidemiology
  • Health Care Administration 330, Managed Care