OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM
Long Term Care Administration and related
programs are gaining nationwide appeal as the demographic profile of the
U.S. population is aging. Until now, there has been no degree
program for long-term care administration in the State of Louisiana. Kemp Wright of Louisiana
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators commented: "ůmore
and more people will be needed to serve in these long term care
facilities." This program will help to identify the need for an
orchestrated effort to develop a degree that will answer the call for
coordinated coursework that helps to address the needs of our future
leaders to help them better serve the aged in our communities.
The Associate's of Science degree in Long Term
Care Administration is offered to provide Baton Rouge and the
surrounding areas with qualified administrators capable of competing in
the job market of the 21st century. The interdisciplinary long term care
degree draws on a select combination of arts and sciences, and
professional courses to provide students with a foundation that is
broad-based and will aid in the understanding of individual and social
aspects of aging. Professional skills will also be intertwined as the
student begins to progress in the curriculum.
The content of the long-term care
administration courses is organized and presented in a manner that
provides a foundation of contemporary knowledge essential for effective
preparation for further study, advanced education and the pursuit of
life-long learning. The program will prepare students to attain an
entry-level position with a long term care focus, such as jobs in
nursing homes, continuum of care facilities, skilled units, retirement
communities, assisted living facilities, senior centers, corporations,
volunteer programs, and area agencies on aging or other human services
organizations. Students completing the program will also be eligible to
apply for a bachelors degree program of their choice pending any
Students can be accepted into the program at
the beginning of any term. Students may enroll on a full-time or
Length of Program
students who enroll into the Long-Term Care Administration program must
complete all of the Arts and Science prerequisite courses. The total
number of credit hours required to complete the program is 65 in
addition to achieving an overall C average (2.0 GPA).
requires the completion of an Administrator In Training (AIT) program,
which can take up to six months or 1,000 hours. Once the students
complete the program including the AIT, they are eligible to take the
state and national board exams to become a licensed nursing home
administrator. Candidates are licensed by the state and Louisiana also
requires that the applicants pass the national licensing exam. The
national licensing exam is referred to as the National Association of
Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB). NAB
develops the exam and sets the passing scores.
Louisiana Nursing Home Association offers both the state and national
exams. Thereafter, the state requires continuing education credits each
year for re-licensure.
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and credit requirements.
Students should complete the regular
application to the College indicating this program selection. There is
no separate application process for the degree in Long Term Care
Administration. See Admissions
page for details.
See published Tuition
& Fee Schedule. There are no program fees for this degree.
Internship fees may apply to specific courses.
Our Lady of the Lake College Student
Financial Aid Office has financial aid counselors available to assist
students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to
complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Please call (225) 768-1714
Credit earned at a regionally accredited
college or university is transferable provided the course is equivalent
in content to the course offered at Our Lady of the Lake College. A
final grade of C or better must be earned in courses to be transferred.
Credit for college level achievement may be awarded through CLEP and/or
ACT/PEP examinations. Time limits for transferability of some courses
may exist. Information is available in the Office
of the Registrar.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by
the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (1866 southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, (494)
679-4501) to award associate and bachelor degrees.
For more information about the Associate of
Science in Long Term Care Administration Program send an email to Elizabeth
or to request an application packet, please call (225) 768-1700 or e-mail: OLOL Collegeinfo@ololcollege.edu.
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