1 LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM IN INDEPENDENT STUDY FORMAT College of DuPage, located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, offers independent study versions of the courses in the Long-Term Care Administration certificate program. There are no classroom sessions. All assignments are completed at home and submitted by U. S. mail or . The instructors are available for consultation by phone and/or . The six courses in this program are approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This program includes the four required courses needed by individuals lacking a baccalaureate degree who want to sit for the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam. (A summary of the educational requirements from Section of the rules for the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Act follows.) Students can register for College of DuPage courses online at myaccess.cod.edu or in person at the college. Tuition for in-district students is $132 per credit hour (effective Fall 2011). If you are not an in-district resident, see the information on how to apply at your community college for a chargeback letter, which allows you to take the COD certificate program courses at an in-district tuition rate if your community college does not offer a similar certificate program. You may register for Long-Term Care courses in the Fall semester (late August to mid- December), Spring semester (mid-january to mid-may) or the Summer semester (late-may to early August). For more information on this certificate program, contact Robert Blair, program coordinator, at (847) Updated 12/1/11
2 LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE COURSES LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 1130 Introduction to Long-Term Care Services Overview of the various settings for long-term care including nursing homes, senior housing options, adult day care, home health care, assisted living, and hospice. Introduces ethical and quality of care issues, reimbursement for services, role of technology, marketing and leadership responsibilities. LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 1140 Introduction to Nursing Home Administration Introduction to the responsibilities of the nursing facility administrator, licensure procedures, and standards. Relevant legal, funding, and program issues are addressed. Prerequisite: Long- Term Care Administration 1130 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 1151 Nursing Home Administrative Practices I Introduction to personnel management specific to long-term care including staffing, scheduling, recruitment, training, performance appraisal, wage and benefit administration, job satisfaction, and employee health and safety. LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 1152 Nursing Home Administrative Practices II Introduction to financial management in long-term care administration including budgeting, accounting, internal controls, and equity and debt financing. LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATON 1161 Aging and Long-Term Care I 2 credit hours Survey of the physical, psychological, sociological, and financial aspects of aging. Introduces related long-term care options, and current social policies and programs. LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 1162 Aging and Long-Term Care II 2 credit hours Continuation of Long-Term Care Administration Expands on the physical, psychological, sociological, and financial aspects of aging as well as current policies and programs that can benefit the older adult. Prerequisite: LTC 1161 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment.
3 EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS TO SIT FOR THE NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR S LICENSING EXAM According to the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Act,*an individual applying to sit for the licensing exam and receive an NHA license must satisfy one of the following three requirements: 1. A baccalaureate degree in any area from an accredited college or university. There is no experience requirement. OR 2. A high school or GED diploma and satisfactory completion of four college courses approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on the following subjects: - Nursing home administration - Social gerontology or geriatrics - Personnel management - Accounting and financial management OR 3. A combination of education AND two years of experience, as specified below: The qualifying education could be any of the following: - An associate s degree - Graduation from a three-year diploma Nursing program - 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university - 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university A person who satisfies the educational requirement for Option #3 must also have two years of full-time employment as one of the following: - Assistant administrator in a licensed nursing home - Director of Nursing in a licensed nursing home - Management employee in a corporation which owns and operates licensed nursing home facilities. This experience shall include direct contact with the nursing home administrator in the implementing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating the daily operations of the nursing homes under his charge The application must include a Verification of Employment/Experience form signed by the employer. *The entire Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Act and rules, as well as a license application form and candidate s guide, can be downloaded from the web site of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: On the home page, click on professional regulation. When the menu of licensed occupations appears, select nursing home administrator. Paper copies can be ordered by calling the IDFPR at (217)
4 CHARGEBACK INFORMATION Chargebacks are partial tuition assistance given to students to attend another community college for an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and certificate programs (such as the Long-Term Care Administration certificate program) not offered at their own community college. Chargebacks are granted at the discretion of your community college and are not granted if it has a comparable program. If you are approved for a chargeback, you will pay the in-district tuition and fees charged by the community college you attend. The process of applying for a chargeback is not automatic. To apply for a chargeback: 1. Contact the Admissions office of your local community college to inquire about receiving a chargeback. Approval may involve an application procedure that must be completed 30 days before the first day of classes. Begin this process early. 2. Confirm that your local community college does not offer an Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate in the subject area you wish to pursue. 3. Submit your completed application for a chargeback to your local community college. You will receive a letter or authorization form, which you should copy for your files and give the original to the Registration office on the day you register for classes. After registering for classes, you will receive a tuition statement indicating the in-district tuition rate. If the statement shows the higher out-of-district rate, contact the College of DuPage Registration office for clarification. The chargeback program does not apply to individual courses. You must plan to enroll in a complete A.A.S. degree or certificate program (such as the Long-Term Care Administration certificate program) to be eligible. For more information: Call the Admissions office of your local community college and/or Robert Blair, coordinator of the Long-Term Care Administration program at College of DuPage, at (847)
5 PROGRAM INFORMATION DISCLAIMER This program information is published for that purpose only; however, the information in this packet is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the program. The program reserves the right to change, at any time, without notice, graduation requirements, fees and other charges, curriculum, course structure and content, and other such matters as may be within its control, notwithstanding any information set forth in the program information packet in accordance with College of DuPage policies and procedures. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY The college will not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, physical or mental handicap or disability (Board Policy 15-5, home.cod.edu/generalinfo/about/nondiscrimination.aspx). Non-discrimination applies to all areas of the college, including the following departments: Admissions, Educational Services, Employment, Financial Aid, Placement and Recruitment. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs. Admissions criteria and descriptions of educational programs are available in the college s printed and online semester Class Schedule and college Catalog. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries and concerns about nondiscrimination at the college: Student Inquiries concerning Non-Discrimination Statement Dean of Student Affairs (630) Employee and Visitor Inquiries Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer (630) FAX (630) TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) (630) American with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) (voice) or (630) (TDD). NOTE: Do not call the numbers above for information about the Long-Term Care program. Contact information for the Long-Term Care program is on page 1 of this packet.