Summer 1 2024 classes start on May 13, 2024
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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Our graduates are prepared to take the state and national board exams with confidence.
This degree is designed for those looking to advance their career in the long-term care industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
LSUA ranked #3 on Best-Universities.net's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.
Students enrolled in this program are eligible for membership in the Omega Nu Lambda (ONL) Honor Society. Created to recognize the academic excellence of online students, ONL provides access to exclusive networking opportunities, scholarships, and a lifelong community of like-minded achievers. Enrich your college experience and connect with peers globally through Omega Nu Lambda!
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $325
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750
Total cost with fees: $39,000
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.
LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
General Education Courses
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
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
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.
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