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Long Term Care Management Minor

CCAPS Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
This minor utilizes existing courses in the Health Services Management program to prepare students to lead in the burgeoning field of long-term services and supports. Graduates may lead a nursing home, assisted living facility, independent senior housing, home care, hospice, or other nonprofit that serves older adults and their families. Through this minor, students will be eligible to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota. The minor will be open to undergraduate students across the University.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.80 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Students who wish to obtain the minor AND qualify for a nursing home administrator license must also complete a 1,000 hour practicum. Students should take: HSM 4582
Core Requirements
Students must complete 7 courses.
HSM 3040 - Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention (2.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4572 - Gerontology and Geriatrics for Health Services Executives (3.0 cr)
HSM 4573 - Long Term Care Regulatory Management and Law (3.0 cr)
HSM 4586 - Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings (3.0 cr)
 
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HSM 3040 - Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSM 3040/PubH 5040/6040
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides basic background information on concepts, attitudes, ethics, and lifestyle management related to dying, death, grief, and bereavement. The emphasis is on preparing teachers, community health professionals, and other helping professionals for educational activities in this area. Prerequisite: sophomore
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSM 4541/HSM 6541
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 45 cr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic understanding of human resources issues within health care organizations--management of human capital to meet organizational objectives, and building and motivating an engaged workforce. Legal principles; labor supply and demand; sourcing, recruitment, selection and orientation; compensation; benefits; diversity; performance management. prereq: 45 cr
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of health care improvement, quality, and patient safety management from the role of the manager and project leadership in health services management. Overall the course is designed to provide an understanding of the concepts and principles of quality management and tools, patient safety, and related quality and safety management accreditation and regulatory requirements. The course will use an applied, real-world approach to ensure understanding of these important issues in health services management.
HSM 4572 - Gerontology and Geriatrics for Health Services Executives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course helps students understand aging as well as nursing facility operations and functions, administrative structures and responsibilities, and roles of professional and nonprofessional staff. It is designed to meet the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) accreditation standards for Health Services Executive (HSE) certification. The NAB has set forth domains of practice for HSEs, which have been adopted by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for nursing home administrators. This course covers the following NAB domains of practice: resident-centered care and quality of life, environment, leadership and management, and core skills across all domains. Prerequisite: Students must have some basic knowledge of the long term care field. Those without it are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to explore learning strategies.
HSM 4573 - Long Term Care Regulatory Management and Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course helps students understand policies and laws that dictate the minimum standards for nursing facility operations. It is designed to meet the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) accreditation standards for the Health Services Executive (HSE) certification. The NAB set forth domains of practice for Health Services Executives. These domains of practice have been adopted by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for nursing home administrators. This course covers the domains involving regulatory and legal aspects of long term care. Prerequisite: Students must have some basic knowledge of the long term care field. Those without it are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to explore learning strategies.
HSM 4586 - Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assisted living directors increasingly lead complex organizations that provide many different types of services to residents and their families. This course helps students understand aging as well as the operations and functions of assisted living communities, governance and leadership, administrative structures and responsibilities, and the roles of professional and nonprofessional staff. In 2019, the Minnesota State Legislature passed historic regulatory reform in assisted living, culminating in a new facility license and a new director license. State statute sets forth domains of practice for assisted living directors. Education in these domains is required prior to licensure. This course is designed to meet the Assisted Living Director license requirements of the State of Minnesota Board of Examiners for Long Term Services and Supports. Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites, the successful student must have some basic knowledge of aging services and/or the long term care field. Students who are unfamiliar with this field are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering for this course.