Long Term Care Administration
Long Term Care Administrators, or Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators (LNFA), oversee day-to-day operations in health care facilities, such as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Independent Living (IL), or Assisted Living Communities (ALC).
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Why choose Long Term Care Administration?
- Make a positive difference in the lives of residents & patients within the senior living & long-term care facility spectrum
- Establish quality healthcare standards & best practices for our aging population
- Enter a growing field with room for advancement as our population ages, lives longer & remains more active later in life
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Manage staff & oversee overall facility management process
- Manage care of residents & patients in long-term care facilities
- Ensure the efficiency of the admissions & discharge processes for residents & patients
- Maintain compliance with health & safety laws & regulations
- Prepare & monitor budgets & spending
Explore the professional organization
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
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Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved
You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.
Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus
Special Requirement: Application
Our Long Term Care Administration Program is open enrollment. However, you must meet the program requirements and submit an application.
Get the details
Earning your Long Term Care Administration certification and preparing for HHSC licensure as well as NAB is a multiple-step process.
Start by applying to our LTCA program early. Waiting until a few days before the application deadline will substantially decrease your chances of admission.
Prepare for licensure exams
Our program is designed to provide the academic requirements for the:
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) licensure exam
- National Association of Long Term Care Administration Boards (NAB)
To be eligible to take the exam, HHSC requires that you have:
- A bachelor’s degree
- 15 academic credit hours in Long Term Care Administration
- 12 hours, including a 1,000-hour internship in an approved long-term care facility
- Completion of 27 hours total academic & clinical training
Internship / Clinical Training
During your internship / clinical training, we will supervise and monitor your training and learning experiences directly. You will be assigned a facility where you will complete your training.
Our faculty members will visit periodically and will share with the facility’s mentoring administrator. Additionally, training students will meet with their peers at least monthly for dialogue, reflection, and time of sharing and learning.
If you choose to fulfill your internship on your own, you will not receive supervision by our faculty, nor will you receive a certificate of completion for our program.
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How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CRT1||Long Term Care Administration||27||$1,728|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.
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Updated September 07, 2021