Nursing Home Administration
|For more information contact Dr. Mary Dellmann Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing Home Administration alumnae and students gather for a picture on campus to celebrate the NHA accreditation. Pictured from left to right are Beth Collingwood, Danielle Rychak, Trish Lewis, and Stephanie Petrella.
Preparing Professionals in the Field of Long Term Care Administration
The Nursing Home Administration program at Kent State University is accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Our program is one of eight NAB accredited programs in the country and one of two in the state of Ohio. The program is based on standards of excellence established by NAB and strong partnerships with outstanding area nursing homes providing safe and dignified person-centered care. This accreditation highlights the program's emphasis on developing students to become the next generation of leaders in the long term care profession.
The nursing home administration program at Kent State University focuses on preparing students to become successful professionals in the field of long-term health care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job market for graduates of healthcare management programs is very strong due to the rapidly increasing aging population. The number of older adults living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and those individuals needing home health services is predicted to double within the next ten years.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national exam offered through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards and the state exam offered by the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) through the Ohio Department of Health. Graduates of the program perform well on both exams due to the interdisciplinary coursework and high quality practicum sites offered in KSU's program.
Special Program Features
The curriculum was developed following the domains from NAB and emphasizes all areas needed to master the national examination. Kent State University's academic program is approved by Ohio BENHA and was recently approved for accreditation from NAB. Students are required to complete a two semester supervised internship in a licensed nursing home or long term care facility. This professional training consists of 800 hours of experience alongside professionals in nursing home administration. Students in the program are encouraged to become members of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). This organization provides opportunities for professional development, leadership and mentoring from leading professionals in the field.
Concentration Course Requirements:
|ACCT||23020||Intro to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT||23021||Intro to Managerial Accounting||3|
|ARCH||45640||Developing Environments for Older Adults||1-3|
|GERO||43092||Practicum in NHA I||3-6|
|GERO||43092||Practicum in NHA II||3-6|
|GERO||44032||Long Term Care Administration||3|
|MIS||24163||Principles of Management||3|
|MIS||34180||Human Resource Management||3|
|PHIL||40005||Health Care Ethics||3|
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
- Outstanding Human Development Student Scholarship
- Dorothy and James Fruit Gerontology Scholarship
- John and Alicia Pieper Scholarship
- Area Agency on Aging Scholarship (contact Tim Martin at email@example.com for an application)
For more information on available scholarships in the College of Education, Health and Human Services and eligibility requirements click here.