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You'll develop competencies in human resources, accounting, gerontology, and regulatory issues—all in just one year of study. A bachelor's degree and completion of two practicum courses are prerequisites to sit for licensure, and while program directors will assist with placement, please note that practicums are competitive. The Senior Care Leadership Certificate coursework can also be completed as a concentration within our business management program. 

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits

24

Finish in as Few as

1 year

Courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    Analysis of key managerial functions, management and leadership in a business environment. Identification of the global, political, legal, sociocultural and demographic environments of business. Explanation of how mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics result in purposeful leadership and management. Application of theories of organizational behavior to management and leadership in a business environment. Application of management decision making models in a business environment.

    3 credits

  • Human Resource Management (BUSN302)

    Analysis of the changing nature of Human Resource Management. Identification of the laws of employment practice. Application of the recruitment and selection process. Analysis of how organizations link compensation and performance management. Assessment of the training methods for managing talent, improving employee performance, and integrating culture and diversity. Identification of negotiating strategies. Analysis of the ethical issues faced by Human Resource Management professionals from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • Nursing Informatics (NURS410)

    Exploration of the history, essential concepts, and use of information systems and patient care technologies in the healthcare environment. Identification of patient privacy and the use of software applications in nursing.

    3 credits

  • Gerontology and Services for Senior Care (SCLA450)

    Exploration of the gerontology field, including aging demographics and population trends. Application of physical, social, and psychological aspects of aging including the grieving process, death, and dying. Analysis of programs, resources, and services for the aging population throughout the continuum of care. Evaluation of funding streams to support healthcare needs.

    3 credits

  • Healthcare and Medical Needs for Senior Care (SCLA455)

    Introduction to the basic principles of healthcare related to the aging population including the normal aging process, relevant health issues, terminology, medical management, prevention, and emerging healthcare trends.

    3 credits

  • Senior Care Support Services (SCLA460)

    Exploration of the organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of senior care facilities from a leadership and management perspective. Includes an emphasis on issues of diversity and relationships between and among employees, residents, and families.

    3 credits

  • Senior Care Regulatory Management (SCLA465)

    Explanation of government regulations in relation to senior care services. Identification of the role the government has in the legal regulatory process. Explanation of specific laws and principles that impact senior care. Identification of programs and trainings that help to better understand or implement key senior care regulations.

    3 credits

  • Senior Care Internship I (SCLA481)

    Application of classroom knowledge to practical experiences across multiple domains of senior care services. Introduction to leadership and management oversight of operational, legal and regulatory requirements, services, and programs integrating quality principles and data analysis to inform management decisions. 500 hours/15 weeks (see Statute for exceptions).

    4 credits

  • Senior Care Internship II (SCLA482)

    Application of classroom knowledge to practical experiences across multiple domains of senior care services. Introduction to leadership and management oversight of operational, legal and regulatory requirements, services, and programs integrating quality principles and data analysis to inform management decisions. 500 hours/15 weeks (see Statute for exceptions)

    4 credits