The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration (HCAD) program prepares students for leadership roles working for long term and post-acute health care providers, and other organizations focused on the unique needs of this market. Students take coursework in biology, chemistry, business, economics, psychology, and health care administration. They also complete a required, paid, 12-month practicum at a health care facility.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Wisconsin and Minnesota licensure examinations for Nursing Home Administrators (NHA). Most other states accept graduates from this program for licensure on an individual basis.
The UW-Eau Claire HCAD program is accredited by NAB, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. It is one of only nine programs in the country that meets NAB’s criteria for top quality education and training of long term care administrators.
The HCAD major is housed within the Department of Management and Marketing. Details of the major can be found on the department website.