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Texas

From this site you can
-take LTCE 124 to become a Texas certified assisted living administrator.
-take NAB approved CEUs
-34 CEUs biennially for nursing home administrator license renewal
-assisted living CEUs to meet the Texas requirements for continuing education for assisted living administrators

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

Texas Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Anthony Dale Chapple
Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services
Credentialing, Mail Code E-420
PO Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: 512/438-2368
Fax: 512/438-2052
Email: anthony.chapple@dads.state.tx.us
Web: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/
Texas Nursing Home Education Requirements BA - 200 clock hour nursing home administrator course
Texas Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
1,000 hours
Texas Nursing Home National Exam Required?
Yes
Texas Nursing Home State Exam Required?
Yes
Texas Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
40 hours biennially
Texas Number Licensed Administrators:
2094
Texas Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:
167
Texas Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:
1195

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Aging and Disability Services

Regulations: Regulations for Texas Assisted Living Facilities

You can become a licensed Texas assisted living administrator by taking our course, LTCE 124 Licensure for Texas Assisted Living Administrators and become a certified, licensed Texas assisted living administrator. The course LTCE 124 meet the 8 hour and 16 hour course components requirements.
Texas Assisted Living: Contact
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 701 W. 51st St., Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-438-3011
Web: http://www.dads.state.tx.us
Texas Assisted Living: Code: Personal Care Facility, Tex. Rev. Health and Safety Stat. Ann. § 247.001 et seq.; Tex. Admin Code tit. 25, § 146.321 et seq.
Texas Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Health and Human Services Commission
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4, Austin, TX 78759
512-502-3224
Texas Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
Have high school or GED and do 12 hours of continuing education yearly.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) state association: Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA)

College Coursework

Howard Payne University
School of Business Administration
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX, 76801
Tel: 800-880-4HPU
Program: NON-DEGREE 15 semester hour course or a BACHELOR'S OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The Bachelor degree carries a minor and specialization in Health Care Administration with the opportunity to focus on long-term care administration.
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Midland College
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705-6399
Ph. 432-685-4595
Midland College is approved by the Texas Department of Human Services, Long Term Care Credentialing to offer the five courses and the internship program to those seeking to become Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the State of Texas.
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McLennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
254-299-8706
Web: http://www.mclennan.edu/departments/nuha/
Program: Since the early 1970's, McLennan Community College has been preparing persons for careers in long term care administration. Based on regulatory changes that took effect during 2000, the Long Term Care Administration Program at MCC now offers two training options that provide a unique economy of scale. The same investment of time and resources can lead to dual licensure and certification..
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San Jacinto College
8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505
Ph. 281-476-1841
Certificate program: offers the Texas required 15 hour program of study.
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Southwest Texas State University
College of Health Professions
School of Health Administration
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Tel: (512) 245-3494
Program: BACHELOR'S, MASTER'S
Southwest Texas State University offers the Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Health Administration. Included in the curriculum are many courses in Long Term Care.
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Tarrant County College
Northeast Campus
828 Harwood Rd.
Hurst, TX 76053
Tel: (817) 515-6438 Fax: (817) 515-6700
Web: http://www.tccd.edu/Courses_and_Programs/Program_Offerings/Long_Term_Care.html
Program: The Long Term Care Administration (LTCA) program at Northeast Campus provides a 27-hour credit certificate program to train and qualify individuals for licensure as nursing facility administrators.
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Texas Woman's University
Department of Health Care Administration
6700 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030
Tel: 713-794-2061 FAX: 713-794-2350

Program: MASTER'S
Texas Woman's University, Houston campus, through the Department of Health Care Administration, offers an M.S. in Health Care Administration with a focus on long-term care administration which is approved by the Texas Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators.
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Trinity University
Department of Health Care Administration
One Trinity Place #58
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Tel: (210) 999-8107 Fax: (210) 999-8108
Email: hca@trinity.edu
Web: Website: http://www.trinity.edu/departments/healthcare/
Program: MASTER'S in Health Care Administration
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University of North Texas
Department of Applied Gerontology
P.O. Box 310919
Denton, TX 76203-0919
Tel: (940) 565-2765 Fax: (940) 565-4370
Email: Gerontology@unt.edu
Web: http://www.unt.edu/aging/
Program: BACHELOR'S, MASTER'S, DOCTORAL STUDIES
The University of North Texas' Department of Applied Gerontology (formerly the Center for Studies in Aging) has been a national leader in long-term care administration education since its founding in 1967. The University of North Texas offers both a Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology with a Concentration in Long-Term Care Administration and a Master of Arts/Master of Science with a major in Administration of Long-Term Care and Retirement Facilities.
Bachelor of Science in Studies in Aging
Requires: 128 semester hours (minimum)
51 hours in academic foundations
24 - 36 hours in the long-term care administration specialization
42 hours of multidisciplinary gerontology and related professional studies.
1,000 hour field practicum
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Courses Available for Texas

Texas regulations allow 34 CEUs biennially.

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