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
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
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)
Bowling Green State University
College of Health and Human Services
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel: (419) 372-7768
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
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
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.
Business & Leadership Studies
Assisi Hall Room 158
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.
Master of Gerontological Studies
Scripps Gerontology Center
396 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Tel: (513) 529-2914 Fax: (513) 529-1476
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.
Program: BACHELOR'S, MASTER'S, CERTIFICATE
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
Program: MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
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
Program: UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE,
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 Accelerated Program
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Lake, OH 44124-4398
Tel: (440) 646-6130
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.
Graduate Program in Health Services Administration
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-7331
Tel: (513) 745-3000
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
Lee R. Slivinske, Ph.D.
Coordinator, NHA Program
Department of Social Work
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555-1598
Tel: (330) 742-3446
Program: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
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.