Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Long-Term Care Administration, Certificate (1717)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/publichealth

Program Coordinator

Nadia F. Houchens, nadia.houchens@wku.edu, (270) 745-3616

When students complete the LTCA Certificate Program in combination with the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and NAB accreditation internship requirements, they will be graduating from a NAB Academic Accreditation Program - one of less than 15 in the United States!  Find out more information about NAB academic approval by visiting www.nabweb.org .

Why a LTCA Certificate?

This certificate is an excellent addition to aspiring leaders in nursing, finance, accounting, social work, dietetics, management, healthcare and information technology. As career opportunities in long term care continue to grow, there is a greater demand than ever for individuals with some preparation for leadership roles in long term care organizations. As you advance your career and experience, the LTCA Certificate Program will help prepare you for many roles in long term care, with just a few of those listed below:

Dietitian, Director of Social Services, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, Nursing Home Administrator, Director of Information Technology, Accounting Manager, Home Health, Business Office Manager, Dietary Manager, Health Informatics 

Program Requirements (15 hours)

The long-term care administration certificate, in conjunction with the undergraduate degree program in Health Care Administration is accredited through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Board (NAB). The certificate in conjunction with the undergraduate degree program in health care administration prepares students for careers in both long-term care administration and other adult care services. It follows a cohort model with students being enrolled every fall term. 

HCA 345Long-Term Care Administration3
HCA 355Nursing Facility Administration3
HCA 353Quality and Patient Safety in Long-Term Care3
GERO 100Introduction to the Aging Experience3
PH 443Health and Aging3
Total Hours15