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As the elderly population continues to grow, so will the demand for long term health care professionals. Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions and programs for the senior community through our fully online Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration degree. Students will gain a thorough understanding of team-centered care of the elderly, evidence-based care for vulnerable populations, communication skills, and financial aspects of health care.
This program requires an intensive internship which is a structured program of supervised participation in health care organizations with emphasis on nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Students must work a minimum of 260 hours in each of 4 classes, keep a journal describing their work activities and hours worked, and write weekly reports and a final paper describing the learning value of their internship. Students must also participate in group and individual sessions with the instructor. Students must make application to the internship in the semester prior to that in which it will be taken. Internship must be secured before registering for the class.
Currently we are only admitting students living in Louisiana.
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You will have a dedicated concierge assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
Students can expect to cover topics such as healthcare economics, healthcare administration, principles of management and corporate finance, policy, and marketing.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.
The Online BS in Long Term Care Administration ranked #10 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Long Term Care program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.
General Education Courses
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSU must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
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