Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Ohio Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Mr. Douglas R. Andrews
Ohio Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Admin.
Department of Health
246 N High Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0118

Phone: 614-466-5114
Fax: 614-466-0271
Email: dandrews@gw.odh.state.oh.us
Website: www.ohiobenha.org

Ohio Nursing Home Education Requirements:
Minimum - BA, 100 clock hours in Core of Knowledge subjects; 9-month internship with BA, 6 month internship with MA degree.

Ohio Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
Yes: 6 or 9 months; 1500 hours with BA degree

Ohio Nursing Home National Exam Required?

Ohio Nursing Home State Exam Required?

Ohio Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
20 hours annually

Ohio Number Licensed Administrators:

Ohio Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:

Ohio Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Health Division of Quality Assurance

Regulations: Regulations for Ohio Residential Care Facilities (scroll down to Residential Care rules)

Ohio Assisted Living: Contact
Ohio Department of Health
Residential Care Facilities/Assisted Living
246 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone: (614) 752-9524
Fax: (614) 752-4157
E-mail: LICCERT@odh.ohio.gov

Ohio Assisted Living: Code: Residential Care Facility Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3721 et seq.; Ohio Admin. Code § 3701-17-50 et seq.

Ohio Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Dept. of Human Services, 30 East Broad St, 31st Fl., Columbus, OH 43266-0423

Ohio Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
A variety of avenues for qualification as administrator are specified by the State, plus 9 hours of continuing education yearly.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) state association: Ohio Assisted Living Association (OALA)

College Coursework

Bowling Green State University
Gerontology Program
College of Health and Human Services

Bowling Green, OH 43403

Tel: (419) 372-7768

Web: www.bgsu.edu/colleges/hhs

Bowling Green State University offers a specialization in Long-Term Care Administration in the College of Health and Human Services. The long-term care administration curriculum consists of eight courses in business, administration, finance, legal studies, and management leading to a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology degree. 132 hours of credit are required for graduation in the long-term care administrator's cognate.

Cleveland State University
Graduate Study in Health Care Administration
James J. Nance College of Business Administration
1860 East 18th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

Tel: (216) 687-4754 Fax: (216) 687-4708
Email: cbasu@csuohio.edu
Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/business/academics/mlr/hca.html

Program: MASTER'S
Cleveland State University offers a concentration in Long-Term Care as part of the Graduate Study in Health Care Administration within the MBA graduate program.

College of Mount St. Joseph
Gerontological Studies Program
Dept. of Behavioral Sciences
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

Tel: (513) 244-4523

Contact faculty person:
Janie Krechting, M.G.S, RNC, BSN, LNHA, Miami University
Assistant Professor of Gerontological Studies
Work: 513-244-4588
Email: Janie_Krechting@mail.msj.edu
Web: http://www.msj.edu/view/academics/undergraduate-programs/gerontology.aspx

Program: Minor, Certificate
The gerontology minor and certificate provide the resources for students to work with older adults in a number of different environments such as business, government, industry, public and private agencies, health and human services, research and education, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Lourdes College
Business & Leadership Studies
Assisi Hall Room 158
Phone: 419-517-8887
Fax: 419-824-3510

Web: www.lourdes.edu

Program: Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration has been modified to address the current needs and deficits identified by community health care providers. Today's student seeking a health care administration career must understand the financial aspects as well as the legislative aspects of the field.

Miami University
Master of Gerontological Studies
Scripps Gerontology Center
396 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Tel: (513) 529-2914 Fax: (513) 529-1476

Contact person:
Attn: Lisa Groger
Email: scripps@muohio.edu
Web: www.muohio.edu

Program: MASTER'S
Miami University offers a concentration in Long-Term Care Administration within the Master of Gerontological Studies degree program which is offered through the Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Science. The Curriculum in Long Term Care Administration includes both course work and a graduate field practicum in an approved long-term care facility or program. This area of concentration requires a minimum of 38 semester hours. The concentration has been approved by the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Master of Gerontological Studies Graduates who have completed this concentration are eligible to sit for the licensure examination. The Master of Gerontological Studies degree was first offered in 1977 and the concentration in Long-Term Care Administration added in 1982.

Ohio University
Department of Social and Public Health
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701

Telephone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
E-mail: adeyanju@ohio.edu
Web: http://www.ouchsp.org/

Ohio University offers long term care administration degrees at both the undergraduate and masters levels. The long-term care administration degree program is a concentration in the Bachelor's of Science in Health and the Master of Health Administration (MHA). Both programs focus upon preparing the future administrator in the art and science of health care management as uniquely applicable to the long-term care continuum. Internships and practica are required, with a final internship in a Medicare certified nursing facility for eligibility to sit for the Ohio licensure examination. The undergraduate program incorporates a Gerontology Certificate. The graduate and undergraduate programs in long-term care administration were begun by Carl D. Chambers, Ph.D., LNHA in 1985. Graduates work with most long-term care corporations in Ohio and in several other states. An additional faculty is being sought to focus on sub-acute care and hospice services.

Ohio State University
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
M-006 Starling-Loving Hall
320 W 10th Ave
Columbus OH 43210

Tel: 614-293-3907
Fax: 614-293-5412
Web: cph.osu.edu

Long-Term Care Specialization

The Division of Health Services Management and Policy offers a specialization in long-term care preparing for licensure as a nursing home administrator. The specialization, which has been approved by the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, meets all the educational and experiential pre-examination requirements. It consists of the M.H.A. core courses, a prescribed course concentration in long-term care and gerontology, electives, and a three-month administrative residency in an approved long-term care facility. The successful graduate is eligible for direct admission to the licensure examination for nursing home administrators.

The University of Akron
The Institute for Life-Span
Development and Gerontology
Suite 340, College of Arts and Sciences Bldg
Akron, OH 44325-4307

Tel: (330) 972-7243
Email: lifespan@uakron.edu
Web: http://www.uakron.edu/ilsdg/

This certificate program is a special course of study in gerontology that compliments undergraduate degree programs in various departments and colleges throughout the University. Individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree may also pursue the certificate. The program represents a concentration involving current knowledge and research in gerontology. It adds another dimension to the knowledge and skills a student is able to offer in the many professions that are becoming specialized in research and service to adults and older adults.

Ursuline College
Ursuline College Accelerated Program
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Lake, OH 44124-4398

Tel: (440) 646-6130
Web: http://www.ursuline.edu/ucap/index.html

The Health Care Administration Core has been carefully designed to provide students with fundamental business skills along with a broad understanding of management in a health care setting. Health care administrators need to possess a variety of management, communication and leadership skills. They work in various types of health care facilities that provide a wide array of health care services and levels of care. Techniques of analysis and evaluation will be applied to the delivery of health services with a focus on organizational design, staffing, financing and utilization of limited resources.

Xavier University
Graduate Program in Health Services Administration
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-7331

Tel: (513) 745-3000
Web: http://www.xavier.edu/mhsa/mission.cfm

Program: MASTER'S, Long Term Care concentration
The graduate program in health services administration (GPHSA) was established in 1958 and has a strong tradition of success in the field of health services administration. Upon successful completion of the program coursework and the administrative residency or practicum, students are awarded a master of health services administration (MHSA) degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME

Youngstown State University
Nursing Home Administration Program
Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555-1598

Tel: (330) 941-3446 Fax: (330) 941-3172

Contact Faculty:
Lee R. Slivinske, Ph.D.
Coordinator, NHA Program
Department of Social Work
Cushwa Hall
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555-1598
Tel: (330) 742-3446
Email: lrslivinske@ysu.edu
Web: http://web.ysu.edu/bchhs

The Health Care Management Graduate Certificate is a collaborative program between the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administration. The sequence of 18 semester hours is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for leadership roles health care management. The certificate consists of six semester hours in business tools and 12 semester hours in health care management courses.

Courses Available for Ohio

Ohio regulations allow 10 CEUs annually.

For Nursing Home Administrators
Nursing Home Quality Assurance (Required by Federal Surveyors)
LTCE 1-500 Administration Policies
LTCE 1-505 Business Office Policies
LTCE 1-510 Human Resources Policies
LTCE 1-515 Admissions Policies
LTCE 1-520 Pharmacy/Drugs Policies
LTCE 1-525 Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance Policies
LTCE 1-530 Dietary Policy
LTCE 1-535 Activities Policies for the Facility

Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-620 The Ingredients of Effective Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-628 Improving Human Resources
LTCE 1-634 Learning to Manage the Nursing Facility's Accounting
LTCE 1-644 Learning the Continuum of Long Term Care
LTCE 1-654 The Aging Process: What, Why?

Courses Covering Federal Nursing Home Requirements
LTCE 1-700 Resident Rights; Resident Behavior and Facility Practices; Quality of Life
LTCE 1-706 Resident Assessment and Quality of Care
LTCE 1-710 Nursing Services, Dietary, Physicians, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Environment, Administration

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings

MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)
LTCE 1-770 Overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI Chapters 1, 2, and Chapter 3 Sections A,B,C
LTCE 1-776 Learning the Item-by-Item MDS Guide: Chapter 3 sections d through k
LTCE 1-780 Doing the Resident Assessment Protocols

For Assisted Living Administrators
Assisted Living Facility Management
LTCE 1-821 Assisted Living: Industry Overview, Management, Leadership
LTCE 1-831 Assisted Living Organizational Patterns and Human Resources
LTCE 1-839 Assisted Living Facility Financing and Business Operations
LTCE 1-851 Assisted Living - The Long Term Care Industry: Its Laws and Regulations
LTCE 1-861 Assisted Living: Resident Care

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings