The Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) in Healthcare Administration is designed to develop in students the foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to gain entry into the field of healthcare administration. Within the degree program, students can select one of three major areas of concentration as their objective.
The Long-Term Care Concentration is primarily focused on addressing needs, issues, and changes in facilities for those who need help with physical and/or emotional challenges over an extended period of time. The need for long-term care help might be due to a terminal condition, disability, illness, injury or the infirmity of old age. It can be temporary or ongoing. Long-term care services may be provided in a variety of settings such as assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, adult day care services, rehabilitation from a hospital stay, recovery from an acute illness, or chronic medical conditions. Those that study Long-Term Care will gain an understanding of the terminology, laws and regulations, quality of life issues, as well as developing skills to administrate in a variety of long-term care settings.
Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.
Programmatic Accreditation: The Healthcare program is not programmatically accredited.
The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.
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Bachelor of of Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration (Long-Term Care)
Some of the required courses in this program include:
- Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administration
- Healthcare Law, Ethics and Policy
- Long-Term Care Law and Regulation
- Introduction to Managed Care
- Issues in Long-Term Care Policy
- Resident Centered Care and Quality of Life