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Learn the Latest Knowledge and Skills with our Administrator-in-Training Residency Certificate.

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Graduate Certificate - Administrator-in-Training Residency will allow candidates to be eligible for the National (NAB) and Indiana Health Facility Administrator exams.

Completion of this hybrid certificate will involve 9 credit hours of online courses as well as receiving hands-on experience consisting of 1040 hours of AIT residency in a long-term care facility, along with USI faculty led licensure examination preparation. 

During the hands-on experience, the students will apply and demonstrate learned knowledge to actual post-acute care situations in the health care industry with AIT Preceptor guidance.

The areas of focus will include:

  • Management, Governance, & Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Business
  • Environment
  • Patient/Resident Care

The first two students to enroll in the AIT Residency Program have passed the National Long Term Care Administrators Board (NAB) exam on their first attempt and have accepted jobs as health facility administrators in southern Indiana. Read more about their accomplishments here!

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What Can You Do With a Graduate Certificate - Administrator-in-Training Residency?

Once you complete our program, you’ll discover new opportunities to careers such as: 

To enter this graduate certificate, you can begin by filling out the Administrator-in-Training Residency Application/Interest Form by either clicking the page here, or by scrolling down to the bottom of the current page. After submission, your application will be reviewed by the department chair. Upon approval, an application to the School of Graduate Studies will be made available.

This residency will be fulfilled in a long-term care facility, working alongside an experienced Certified AIT Preceptor, for 1040 hours for no less than 6 months and not to exceed 12 months. 

Upon completion of this residency, the student will have met the necessary requirements to take the Health Facility Administrator Federal and State licensure examinations. 

Curriculum for the Administrator-in-Training Residency Certificate

The AIT residency consists of the state required 1040 hours of an educational residency experience, enabling the student to work alongside an experienced and highly qualified Indiana Health Facilities Administrator as their AIT Preceptor.  In addition to gaining valuable knowledge and real-life experience in a post-acute care setting, the student will be applying learned concepts to actual nursing home processes.   The student will receive ongoing mentorship throughout the residency as well as licensure exam prep instruction from USI faculty.  The AIT residency program is a nine (9) credit hour post-baccalaureate program.

Students must complete each of the following courses for the certificate.

  • MHA 661 - Administrator-in-Training Residency I (4 Credit Hours)
  • MHA 662 - Administrator-in-Training Residency II (5 Credit Hours)

Get Started on Your Graduate Certificate - Administrator-in-Training Residency at USI

Take the next step on your journey at the University of Southern Indiana. Begin by applying to the program. Once submitted, your credentials will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the program coordinator.

Interested in a Master's degree?

Our affordable and flexible Master of Health Administration program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and desire to diversify their leadership skills or obtain a leadership position in the healthcare field. Find out more at the link below.

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