Minnesota Accredited Colleges
The Minnesota Board requires the following approved academic programs to maintain a high standard in the initial education and training of the executive administrator for long term care supports and services. Even though the current credential is that of a licensed nursing home administrator, the approved curriculum does not focus solely on the skilled nursing facility but knowledge, skills, and tasks to create person-centered environments for all Minnesota citizens, with a concentration of older adults services, regardless of their preferred residency and the services offered. Applicants need to carefully consider either a NAB accredited or a Minnesota approved program in meeting this higher entry-level education requirement for the licensed nursing home administrator/executive administrator.
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.
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Note: Courses completed more than seven years ago must be supplemented by recent work experience and/or continuing education in the topical area. Further documentation will be requested by the Board office.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Long Term Care Administration, a non-traditional program; specializes in coursework for professionals working in the field designed to meet the board’s requirements. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and either in a hybrid format with 5-7 weeks of online work and 1 all-day in-person seminar day and/or fully online. The courses are not part of a degree program but can be applied as electives to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Contact: Rajean Moone, Ph.D., LNHA, Faculty Director, Long Term Care Administration Program. College of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, Applied and Professional Studies, 20 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave., St. Paul.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-235-0346 Web: ccaps.umn.edu/LTC
University of Minnesota, Crookston, offers a bachelor’s degree in health management through a combination of on-campus and distance learning course, with all courses offered online also. Students who already possess a bachelor’s degree can enroll in order to complete all or some of the courses to meet licensure requirements. Online learning is available to meet BENHA's requirements for organizational management, managerial accounting, gerontology, health care, and medical needs, nursing facility services, human resources, regulatory management, and performance improvement in healthcare and practicum. Some courses are offered during the summer semester to allow for timely completion. This program is accredited by the National Association of Boards for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and is an approved academic program for the Health Service Executive (HSE). Most of the course from UMC are available online.
Contact: Vicki Gustafson, MA, RN, Director/Lecturer, Health Management and Applied Health Program, Math, Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, Crookston, 151 Dowell Annex, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716.
Phone: 218-281-8371 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concordia College, Moorhead, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelors 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. This program is accredited by the National Association of Boards for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and is seeking approval as an approved academic program for the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Contact: Daniel V.Anderson, Ph.D., Concordia College, Long Term Care Administration Program, 901 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56562.
Phone: 218-299-3950 | Fax: 218-299-4277 | Email: email@example.com
Minnesota State University, Mankato, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelors or masters 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 masters program in gerontology. Most of the courses from MSU Mankato are available online.
Contact: Aaron Hoy, PhD, Acting Director of Aging Studies Program, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Corrections, Minnesota State University, 113D Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001.
Phone: 507-389-1038 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: https://sbs.mnsu.edu/agingstudies/
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: Jitendra Singh, DHSC, MHA, Associate Professor & Co-Chair, HSAD Program Director, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 213 Lommen Hall, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563.
Phone: 218-477-4698 | 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 bachelors 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 bachelors 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 Masters 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: Beacom School of Business,414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone:605-261-8004 | Fax: 605-677-5058
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, offers a bachelors 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 plenty of hands-on experience. This program is accredited by the National Association of Boards for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and is an approved academic program for the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Contact: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Ph.D., MPH, Professor and Program Director, Health Care Administration, Dept. of Management and Marketing, College of Business, UW-Eau Claire, 226D Schneider Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702.
Phone: 715-836-3589 | Email: email@example.com
Web Site: www.uwec.ly/HCAD
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus , Rochester Campus or 100% Online programs, The Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program is intended for both new and more experienced professionals, and delivers practical and theoretical coursework in quality and performance improvement, strategic leadership, finance, policy, health and human services administration and systems, human resources, research, writing and communication, and a thorough overview of aging, illness, and the continuum of care. New perspectives are prepared to successfully lead and advance organizations in the challenging and complex healthcare, long-term care, and human services fields.
Course offerings start six times a year allowing students to begin studies within weeks of acceptance into the program. The program is offered fully online or in a blended (online and face-to-face) format in the Twin Cities or Rochester. The blended format meets in the evenings or occasionally on Saturdays. On-campus courses are evenings and occasional Saturdays.
Contact: Program Director: Amy Heinz, OTD, MA, OTR/L, CLCP, Program Director for MA in Health and Human Services Administration; at firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (612) 238-4549
Practicum Director: Dan Strittmater, MHA at email@example.com (507) 381-0273; Minneapolis Admissions: Daniel Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org (612) 238-4529; Rochester Admissions: Molly Bigelow at email@example.com (507) 457-8608
Bethel University, The Senior Care leadership and Administration Certificate/Practicum is a faith-based, eight-course program that considers the whole person – individually, professionally, organizationally, emotionally and spiritually. The courses are 100% online and have been designed to meet the board’s requirements for preparation for licensure. In addition, students can complete these requirements as part of a business management degree in the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Enrollment is available every six weeks and coursework can be completed within a year with additional practicum hours required. Scholarships are available.
Contact:. Nikki Weber Daniels, MA, Associate Professor and Program Director for Senior Care Leadership & Administration Certificate, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-635-8094 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.nabweb.org
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI - Contact: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi (above)
- University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
- University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA
- Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN
- Saint Josephs College, Standish, ME - Contact: Steven Chies, phone: 763-757-2112 Online Program Information
- Ohio University, Athens, OH
- Concordia College, Moorhead, MN - Contact: Dan Anderson (above)