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USI Board of Trustees approves new certificate program for nursing home administrators

USI Board of Trustees approves new certificate program for nursing home administrators

5/7/2021 | University Communications
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At its regular business meeting on Friday, May 7, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved a new post-baccalaureate program offering residency training to nursing home administrators and qualifying them for national and Indiana nursing home administration licensure exams.

The Graduate Certificate – Administrator in Training (AIT) residency, offered through the Master of Health Administration program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is a 9-credit certificate comprised of two in-facility experiences overseen by a dedicated USI faculty member. The certificate will provide candidates with exposure to all nursing home operations, business, and regulatory practices and resident issues.

The AIT certificate is the only program of its kind in the state of Indiana and is supported by the USI Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, a project supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $3,691,706 with zero percent financed with nongovernmental sources.

In additional business, the Trustees heard an update on the Indiana General Assembly legislative session, passed a resolution honoring Josi Barscz ’21 for her service as student trustee ahead of her graduation, and approved faculty promotion and tenure recommendations and retirements.

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