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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. See the following page for curriculum details. The certificate is available through courses taught at the Mary Baldwin College’s regional centers, on campus, or on-line.

Dr. Steven A. Mosher, Director of the Health Care Administration Program is the coordinator of this certificate and questions about it can be directed towards him.

Twenty-nine semester hours are required for this certificate. Twenty-one semester hours of coursework (7 courses) plus a 400-hour supervised internship (eight semester hours) are required. Up to nine semester hours (3 courses) may be transferred from other colleges or completed by prior learning portfolio. 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 requirements to be aware of as you proceed toward taking the licensing exam.

There are three ways to become eligible to sit for the nursing home administrator’s licensing exam in Virginia:

  1. one must have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration with a 320-hour internship under an approved preceptor,
  2. or do an Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program,
  3. or obtain a Certificate in Long Term Care Administration coupled with a non-Health Care Administration Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

This Certificate program qualifies you to sit for the Virginia state licensing exam under the third option. Courses are available on-line, in group tutorial formats at a local 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.

REQUIRED COURSES:

  • HCA 101, Introduction to Health Care Administration
  • INT 222, Social Sciences Statistics
  • HCA/PHIL 230, Medical and Health Care Ethics
  • HCA 240, Long-Term Care Administration
  • HCA/BIOL 261, Epidemiology
  • HCA 310, Health Care Strategic Management
  • HCA/ECON 320, Economics and Finance of Health Care Systems
  • HCA 387, Internship (must include at least 400 hours under supervision of a preceptor approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing Home Administrators) – taken after all coursework is completed; see pp. 32-42 of the HCA Handbook for details on Internship Component
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. See the following page for curriculum details. The certificate is available through courses at the Mary Baldwin College regional centers or on campus.

Dr. Steven A. Mosher, Director of the Health Care Administration Program, is the Coordinator of this certificate and questions about it can be directed towards him.

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, Issues in Health Care Finance