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September 9, 2010

Health Care Administration Program Receives Reaccreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration program recently was reaccredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The program, first accredited in 2005, is one of only seven NAB-accredited programs in the country. The program will be up for NAB reaccreditation again in 2015.

"Accreditation is a measure of quality and excellence for academic programs," said Diane Hoadley, dean of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business. "It is a reflection of the strength of the health care administration program, showing that industry standards are being met and that graduates are prepared to enter the workplace."

The NAB site team visited UW-Eau Claire in April, in conjunction with the health care administration program's annual spring banquet and meeting of the advisory board of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence. The team will present health care administration faculty with the formal accreditation award in October.

Based on their visit, the NAB site team found that UW-Eau Claire's health care administration program "continues to meet the highest standard of NAB accreditation." The team's report said the program provides an exceptional product that enhances the profession of long-term care management.

"The Health Care Administration Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire continues to be an educationally sound program that demands the best of its students: the curriculum and the 50-week practicum are comprehensive in scope; faculty, support staff, and leadership are committed and passionate individuals; students are well engaged in their educational journey; and graduates are competent, trained professionals who are well-equipped to handle the challenges of the profession at the time of graduation," the NAB site team report stated.

NAB's academic accreditation program is open to colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or graduate degree in long-term care administration. Accreditation is granted to institutions that meet NAB's criteria for the education and training of long-term care administrators.

Source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau

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