HSM 4587

About This Course

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course is one of the required areas needed for nursing home administrator licensure in Minnesota. HSM 4587 covers regulatory and funding provisions and requirements governing operation of long term care services and related health care programs. Topics covered include the following:

  • Resident rights, resident choice/resident risk, and protection from maltreatment

  • Guardianship and conservatorship

  • Health and safety codes, including OSHA and National Life Safety Code

  • Medicare and Medicaid, standards for managed care and sub-acute care, and third-party payer requirements and reimbursement;

  • Federal and state nursing home survey and compliance regulations and processes

  • Requirements affecting the quality of care and life of residents

  • Resident acuity and assessment methodology

  • Quality assurance and performance improvement

Sample textbook: Department of Health Nursing Home Rules. Minnesota's Bookstore, 117 University (Ford Bldg). St. Paul, MN 55155


Rajean Moone
Rajean Moone
Faculty Director, Long Term Care Administration

PhD, social work, University of Minnesota; MS, gerontology, St. Cloud State University; and BA, psychology, College of Saint Scholastica

Rajean's experience includes working at the Minnesota state unit on aging and area agencies on aging, and leading Training to Serve and the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging. He is currently the Faculty Director for Long Term Care Administration in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Associate Director of Education for the Center for Healthy Aging & Innovation.

Rajean is appointed to the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota, the MN Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians Board, and FamilyMeans Board. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a lifetime member of the Minnesota Gerontological Society, a McNair Scholar, and a Congressional/Health and Aging Policy Fellow. He also holds a Minnesota nursing home administrator’s license.

  • HSM 4582 – Practicum in Long Term Care
  • HSM 4583/6583 – LTC Supports and Services
  • HSM 4584/6584 – LTC Health and Medical Needs
  • HSM 4585/6585 – LTC Organizational Management
  • HSM 4587/6587 – LTC Regulatory Management
  • HSM 4588/6588 – LTC Quality Management and Performance Improvement
  • HSM 4592/6592 – LTC Health Care Law
  • HSM 4593/6593 – Gerontology for Health Care Managers

Information Subject to Change

Course details, syllabus, and instructor are subject to change. Current course details can be found by clicking on the Term link(s) above.