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Online Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Learn to be an Exceptional Healthcare Provider

LSU Alexandria

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 LSU Alexandria's online Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration. 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. An internship must be secured before registering for the class.

Currently we are only admitting students living in Louisiana.

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Continuous Support

You will have a dedicated coach 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Students can expect to cover topics such as healthcare economics, healthcare administration, principles of management and corporate finance, policy, and marketing.

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Top Ranked

LSUA ranked #3 on Best-Universities.net's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.

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Affordability

The Online BS in Long Term Care Administration ranked #10 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.


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Cost Online Long Term Care Administration

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For this program, you are able to transfer up to 90 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. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings Online Long Term Care Administration

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 1001: English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002: English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • FIAR 1001: Introduction to Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMST 2060: Public Speaking | Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 2055: American History I | Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 2057: American History II | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021: College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 2011: General Statistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • BIOL 1001: General Biology I | Credit Hours: 3
  • BIOL 1002: General Biology II | Credit Hours: 3
  • CHEM 1001: Intro Chemistry for Non-Science Majors I | Credit Hours: 3
  • POLI 2051: American Government | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology | Credit Hours: 3

 

Foundation Courses

  • BUSN 1001: Introduction to Business | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2010: Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2020: Principles of Microeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2001: Financial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2101: Managerial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • BLAW 3201: Business Law I | Credit Hours: 3
  • LTCA 3060: Long Term Care Administrative Internship I | Credit Hours: 3
  • LTCA 3061: Long Term Care Administrative Internship II | Credit Hours: 3
  • LTCA 4060: Long Term Care Administration Internship III | Credit Hours: 3
  • LTCA 4061: Long Term Care Administration Internship IV | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 4421: Health Care Economics | Credit Hours: 3
  • FINC 4718: Corporate Finance for Health Care | Credit Hours: 3
  • HESC 1003: Introduction to the Health Care System | Credit Hours: 1
  • HESC 1004: Client Care Interactions | Credit Hours: 2
  • HESC 1400: Health Care Language Applications | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 4620: Human Behavior in Organizations | Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 3025: Medical Ethics and Law | Credit Hours: 3
  • POLI 4012: Politics and Policy of Elder Health Care | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMIS 1150: Personal Productivity Using IT Tools | Credit Hours: 3

 

Foundation Courses

  • MGMT 3200: Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 2025: Bioethics | Credit Hours: 3
  • SOCL 2001 – Introductory Sociology | Credit Hours: 3
  • SOCL 2093: Aging in American Society | Credit Hours: 3
  • SOCL 4531: The Aged in Contemporary Society | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2070: Developmental Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3075: Death, Dying, and Bereavement | Credit Hours: 3

Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.

Admission Requirements Online Long Term Care Administration

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

 

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned at least 12 hours of college-level credit from LSUE or CLTCC Bridge Program, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

Career Opportunities Online Long Term Care Administration

  • Assisted Living Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Long-Term Care Nursing Director
  • Nursing Home Admissions Director

What Will I Learn? Online Long Term Care Administration

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in long term care administration will be prepared to handle the social and clinical aspects of aging, health care delivery systems, nursing home administration, and more.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the American Health Care System.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the application of medical language in communicating with members of the medical community.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of directing the activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and volunteer staff, to include hiring and training.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of developing and maintaining standards, policies, programs, and operating procedures which comply with government regulations.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of administration of fiscal operations such as budget and service rates.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of general business operations.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of compiling, analyzing, and preparing reports relevant to care of the elderly.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of conducting public relations, arranging publicity, and speaking at community gatherings.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of interviewing families of persons seeking admission to elder care facilities.

Why Choose This Program? Online Long Term Care Administration

Why choose LSUA’s Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Earning LSUA’s online bachelor’s degree in long term care administration can provide students a start in this booming field, and it can prepare them for graduate school. This degree makes learning convenient for working professionals, and it ranked #10 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.

Licensure & Certification Online Long Term Care Administration

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