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Frequently Asked Questions for Nursing Home Administration

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Section 1: For those exploring the program

QUALIFICATIONS

I don’t have any education past high school can I still take the program? What are your educational requirements?

Participants of all education levels have had success in our NHA program. To register for the program, there are no educational requirements or prerequisite classes.

How many people can attend each program? Should I be worried that I won’t get in?

At this time, we can accommodate a large class size due to our live, online learning environment. Registrations in recent years have not reached our maximum capacity. However, it is always better to register early!

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF

Does this program qualify me for a license?

Yes, this program meets the State of Michigan’s educational requirements for licensure. Upon successful completion of the program, you may apply for a license. The State of Michigan will match your application to the education verification that we submit directly to the State upon successful completion of this program and all of our requirements. You will then be eligible to take the CORE and LOS examinations administered through the National Association of Long- Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The State of Michigan will verify that you passed the examinations and met all other requirements before issuing you a license.

Do I need to buy books or anything else? What do I need to attend the program?

You do not need to buy books. All materials will be provided to you during the program. We do recommend that you use a computer, laptop, or tablet during the program. We give you materials digitally, and they are easier to see and use on bigger screens.

Is this class offered online or in-person?

This course is offered live, online. You will log into a web conferencing platform to participate in the program. You will interact with the instructor, the producer, and your fellow participants. The instructor is focused on delivering content to you in an engaging way. The producer is focused on helping you and the instructor with all technical aspects of the class as well as engaging with you using virtual tools, like Chat.

*If you haven’t used Zoom before, we will walk you through how to log in and use the Zoom tools before you start your first session. All past participants have found that Zoom is very easy to use on their devices.

What is your attendance policy?

There are 4 units in the program. There are 6 sessions per unit, for a total of 24 sessions in the program. You are permitted to miss 2 of the 24 sessions without penalty or additional work required. You may miss up to 2 additional sessions but will need to complete additional assignments to demonstrate that you understand the materials from those missed sessions. After that, you will need to repeat units in order to earn the certificate and to be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

Can I transfer into your program if I have started somewhere else?

You are welcome to participate in our program. However, we cannot accept hours completed at another institution at this time.

Is the class for Michigan licensing only or does it apply to other states?

This program is for Michigan licensing only. Some participants that live near the Michigan border do attend and then work in a MI facility once licensed.

 

REGISTRATION

How do I register? Do I need to apply to Michigan State University?

You can register right on our website (https://execed.broad.msu.edu/open-programs/industry-specific/, scroll to the next available Nursing Home Administration Unit). You do not need to apply to Michigan State University as a student. Your registration through our website is sufficient.

Will I receive University Credit?

You will not receive degree credits for the program.

Do I need to sign up for all 4 units at once?

To complete the entire program, you will need to register for and attend all four units. You may sign up for one unit at time or you may register for all 4 units at the same time. Registering for any single unit does not automatically enroll you in any other units. Each unit must be signed up for individually.

Do I need to start with Unit 1 or can I start with any Unit? Do the Units need to be taken in order?

You do not need to start with Unit 1. But the units do need to be taken in order. You can start with the next available unit. For example, you could start with Unit 3 and then take Units 4, 1 and 2 in that order.

The website says registration for the next unit is closed. Why is that?

We close registration for the year at the end of Unit 4 and then re-open registration 2 months before the start of Unit 1. Our webpage lists the date that we will open registration. (https://execed.broad.msu.edu/open-programs/industry-specific/, scroll to the next available Nursing Home Administration Unit.)

 

PAYMENT PLANS

Are there payment plans for this program?

Yes! Payment plans are available if arranged prior to the program start date. While our strong preference is for dividing the overall program fee into two or three payments, we will consider other arrangements if provided in writing in advance. Contact edp@broad.msu.edu for more information.

My employer is paying for the program. Do I need to let MSU know about that?

That’s great! No, you do not need to let MSU know any of the details of how your employer is paying for you to come to the program.

Are scholarships or tuition assistance available?

Because this program is a non-credit program, financial aid, scholarships and tuition assistance are not available.

 

CANCELLATION

What is the cancellation policy for this program?

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellation requested greater than 15 days prior to the start of a program will be processed without a cancellation fee. In these situations, any payments made will either be returned or credited towards a future program. All credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Cancellations requested within 15 days prior to the start of the program will be limited to unexpected emergency situations and are subject to a cancellation fee. Participant substitutions are welcome at any time prior to the start of the program. If a registered participant does not attend the program and does not notify us in advance, the participant will be charged the full program fee.

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Section 2 – For those that have completed the program

LICENSING

Does this program qualify me for a license?

Yes, this program meets the State of Michigan’s educational requirements for licensure. Upon successful completion of the program, you may apply for a license. The State of Michigan will match your application to the education verification that we submit directly to the State upon successful completion of this program and all of our requirements. You will then be eligible to take the CORE and LOS examinations administered through the National Association of Long- Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The State of Michigan will verify that you passed the examinations and met all other requirements before issuing you a license.

How do I apply for my license?

Please go to the LARA site for instructions on applying for your license. Link to LARA: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_92411—,00.html

You may also review the “How to Apply for Your License” PowerPoint that we covered during the program. To access this PowerPoint, please log into D2L (https://d2l.msu.edu/d2l/loginh/) and click on the “How to Apply for Your License” section. If you forgot your password, you can reset it right on the D2L homepage.

Is the class for MI licensing only or does it apply to other states?

This program is for MI licensing only. Some participants that live near the Michigan border do attend and then work in a MI facility once licensed.

 

RESOURCES AND RECORDS

I need to provide the state confirmation that I completed all four units of the program. Where can I get confirmation?

Please review the instructions listed in the Licensing section of this FAQ page. When you are ready, please email us at edp@broad.msu.edu so we can assist you with a confirmation form.

How do I find the resources that you shared during the program?

We keep all program materials for you in D2L. You can log in here: https://d2l.msu.edu/d2l/loginh/.  If you forgot your password, you can reset it right on the D2L homepage.

I have a question for one of the instructors. How do I reach them?

You can find the instructor contact information on the slides that are saved for you in D2L. You can log in here: https://d2l.msu.edu/d2l/loginh/.  If you forgot your password, you can reset it right on the D2L homepage.

I need to pay an outstanding balance. How do I do that?

Please email us at edp@broad.msu.edu so we can assist you.