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Long Term Care Management Certificate

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College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 12
  • The course option HSM 4582 - Practicum in Long Term care is delivered at any one of a variety of external long term care provider locations.
  • Degree: Long Term Care Management Certificate
This certificate utilizes existing state-accredited long term care courses from 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 certificate, students will be eligible to obtain Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Director credentials in Minnesota. The certificate is intended for non-degree-seeking undergraduate level professional students.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 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.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Certificate Requirements
Students should take a total of 12 credits from the following courses.
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4582 - Practicum in Long Term Care (1.0 cr)
or HSM 4583 - Long Term Care Supports and Services (2.0 cr)
or HSM 4584 - Long Term Care Health and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
or HSM 4585 - Long Term Care Organizational Management (1.0 cr)
or HSM 4586 - Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4587 - Long Term Care Regulatory Management (1.0 cr)
or HSM 4588 - Long Term Care Quality Management and Performance Improvement (2.0 cr)
or HSM 4589 - Long Term Care Human Resources Management (2.0 cr)
or HSM 4592 - Long Term Care Health Care Law (1.0 cr)
or HSM 4593 - Gerontology for Health Care Managers (1.0 cr)
 
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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 4582 - Practicum in Long Term Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSM 4582/HSM 6582
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The Practicum course is the final component of the long term care administrator's education. A broad range of performance parameters are affected by management practices (e.g., employee morale, clinical processes, financial performance, regulatory compliance, quality of life for residents, customer satisfaction, and community/public relations). The course is a transition between the classroom and this executive level of management. Students will undertake a formal practicum project that must be coordinated with 1) the practicum site, 2) a preceptor who is a licensed nursing home administrator at the sponsoring organization, and 3) the course instructor. The intern is expected to make positive contributions to the sponsoring organization. The preceptor functions as a mentor, coach, and tutor. The intern identifies learning objectives and opportunities to meet both short-range goals for gaining work experience and long-range goals for career development through the development of a learning agreement. prereqs: Most prelicensure courses completed--at a minimum, HSM 4583/6583-LTC Supports and Services; HSM 4585/6585 -LTC Organizational Management; HSM 4589/6589-LTC Human Resource Management; HSM 4593/6593-Gerontology for Health Care Managers.
HSM 4583 - Long Term Care Supports and Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure to complete accredited postsecondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course covers the organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of long-term care supports and services, including the following: governing and oversight bodies and their relationship to the administrator; administrative responsibilities and structures; operations and functions of each facility department; functions and roles of professional and nonprofessional staff and consulting personnel. Prerequisites: Some basic knowledge of the long-term care field. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor to explore preparation strategies.
HSM 4584 - Long Term Care Health and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course covers the medical and health needs of nursing facility residents and persons living in community-based settings. Topics include: How anatomic and physiologic changes associated with the aging process affect disease processes and clinical needs. Impact and management of common syndromes associated with aging, including vision/hearing impairment, nutrition/malnutrition, and balance and mobility impairment. Prevention and management of common conditions such as pressure ulcers and delirium. Common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementias (including Alzheimer's), depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and alcohol and drug abuse. Advance care planning and the role of palliative care and end-of-life care. Basic medical and pharmacological terminology. Innovative medical trends and emergent technologies used in long-term care settings. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the long-term care field. Students who do not have this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor to discuss strategies for obtaining it prior to registering for this course.
HSM 4585 - Long Term Care Organizational Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited postsecondary academic courses covering key competencies. HSM 4585 covers the following basic management functions: planning and objective setting; organizing and delegating; and observing, monitoring, and evaluating outcomes. prereq: Basic knowledge of the long term care field. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to consult with the instructor prior to registering to explore preparatory 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.
HSM 4587 - Long Term Care Regulatory Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course is one of those areas. It covers regulatory and funding provisions and requirements governing operation of long-term care services and related health care programs. Topics include Resident rights, resident choice/resident risk and protection from maltreatment; Guardianship and conservatorship; Health and safety codes including OSHA and National Life Safety Code; Medicare and Medicaid, standards for managed care and sub-acute care, and third-party payer requirements and reimbursement; Federal and state nursing home survey and compliance regulations and processes; Requirements affecting the quality of care and life of residents; Resident acuity and assessment methodology; Quality assurance and performance improvement. prereq: Basic knowledge of the long term care field. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to discuss options.
HSM 4588 - Long Term Care Quality Management and Performance Improvement
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course integrates competencies, knowledge, and skills from three interrelated areas to support evidence-based management decision making in long term care. These areas include 1) problem-solving skills, 2) quality management and quality improvement practices, and 3) data analytics. Classwork consists of preclass readings, online preclass discussion, face-to-face one-day seminar, one-day comprehensive Excel homework assignment, and homework assignments. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the long term care field. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to discuss ways of acquiring it. Skill with Excel is strongly recommended.
HSM 4589 - Long Term Care Human Resources Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Long term care organizations operate within a dynamic environment of changing care demands, regulatory requirements, and financial constraints. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of leadership principles; organizational governance and change management; advocacy and public relations; and strategic business planning within the context of nursing homes. This course meets national and state requirements for licensure as a nursing home administrator. Prerequisites: None, but knowledge of the long-term care field is very helpful. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the director of the LTC program prior to registering to discuss strategies for acquiring it.
HSM 4592 - Long Term Care Health Care Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. HSM 4592 covers legal and regulatory issues, ethical perspectives, public policy advocacy and professional reporting requirements related to the operation of long-term care service delivery organizations. The following topics are covered: Professional and biomedical ethics; Liability, negligence, and malpractice; Data confidentiality, privacy and practices; Professional licensing, certification and reporting for staff and consulting personnel; and Advocacy for public policies. Prerequisites: Knowledge of the long-term care field. Students who do not have this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to discuss strategies for gaining this knowledge.
HSM 4593 - Gerontology for Health Care Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota?s regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course covers the requirement related to Gerontology. HSM 4593 covers the following: Issues of cultural diversity and human relationships between and among employees and residents of nursing facilities and their family members. Physical, biological, social and psychological aspects of the aging process. Policies and programs designed to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population. Therapeutic programs for individuals with cognitive impairments. Services to support the needs of family caregivers. Prerequisites: Knowledge of the long-term care field. Students without this knowledge are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering to discuss strategies for acquiring it.