Health Care Administration Program receives Reaccreditation
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Health Care Administration program was reaccreditated by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) in June, 2010. The program was first accredited in 2005.
The NAB visitation team visited the UW-Eau Claire campus April 7-9, 2010, in conjunction with the program’s annual spring banquet and CHAASE advisory board meetings. The team made its report to the NAB Education Committee for approval at the organization’s annual meeting in June, and 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 the health care administration program at UW-Eau Claire “continues to meet the highest standard of NAB Accreditation.” The report emphasized that the program provides an exceptional product that enhances the profession of long-term care management.
According to NAB site visit administrators, “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.”
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 by the NAB Board of Governors to institutions that meet NAB's criteria for the education and training of long term care administrators.
“Accreditation is a measure of quality and excellence for academic programs,” said Diane Hoadley, Dean of the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire. “It is a reflection of the strength of the health care administration program, it shows that industry standards are being met, and that graduates are prepared to enter the workplace.”
The accreditation is good for five years, and the program must submit annual updates for review. The health care administration program at UW-Eau Claire is one of only seven NAB accredited colleges and universities in the country.