Long-Term Care Administration Emphasis
The Long-Term Care Administration emphasis is designed to provide health care practitioners with the skills to succeed as supervisors and managers in health care settings. Our curriculum provides a working foundation in management and interpersonal skills while introducing you to the varied issues and challenges of long-term care.
This degree is offered through WSU's distance learning program as well as on campus. The distance learning courses are delivered online and through independent study.
Why Choose Long-Term Care Administration at WSU?
- More than 95% of long-term care students become licensed professionals and are placed in a career upon graduation
- Excellent preparation: 85% of our students get an A- or higher grade from their internship preceptors
- High level of student satisfaction with our program and curriculum
What You'll Learn
We emphasize topics such as:
- Individual and group behavior
- Interpersonal skills
- Leadership theory and skills
- The process of change
- Organization design and culture
Graduates work in a variety of health care-related organizations, including:
- Management consulting
- Long-term care facilities
- State and federal agencies
There are more jobs available nationwide in long-term care than there are graduates to fill them. The average starting salary for an entry-level administrator is $50,000 per year, with the median of all administrators earning around $84,000. Salaries vary depending on region, workplace and skill level.
The faculty advisor for the Health Services Administration emphasis is:
Office: Marriott Allied Health Building, Room 218