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HOPE plans only one HFA-RCA Course in 2020

September 14, 2020 will kick-off HOPE’s next HFA-RCA course. Since there will only be one course in 2020 interested individuals will want to register early before the course fills.

HOPE’s Health Facility (HFA) and Residential Care Facility (RCA)Administrator training course is a state approved, specialized course of instruction in long term healthcare administration.

Students successfully completing the course will meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Health Facility or Residential Care Facility Administrator.The RCA and HFA courses are combined for three weeks.

These three weeks cover the material both RCAs and HFAs need: aging processes, accounting, budget, management theory, legal issues, etc. At the end of the three weeks, the RCA course is complete. The HFA course continues for three more weeks during which nursing home regulations, reimbursement methods, etc. are covered.

Faculty for the course includes Rebecca Bartle, MSN, RN, HFA, Terry Miller, HFA and other carefully selected seasoned, long term care professionals.

The tuition for the full six week HFA course is $3,500. The RCA portion of the course, which runs for the first three weeks, is $2,500. The fee includes the days of instruction, course materials, study guides and text books. In order to guarantee a place in the 2020 fall course, registrants must send a $1000, non-refundable deposit with their application. This deposit will be applied towards full payment of the course. The balance is due by August 16, 2020.

A $300 discount is available to those students whose tuition is paid by a HOPE, LeadingAge Indiana, or INALA member facility.

The Course begins September 14, 2020. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch.

Completion of the RCA course requires 101 hours and the HFA course requires 205 hours of participation. Each student is required to sign an attendance agreement acknowledging this requirement. Attendance is taken daily. Absence (excused only for personal illness or family emergency) requires the completion of make up assignments covering the content of the missed sessions. Make up assignments generally require more time than the missed session.

The course is conducted at the corporate training facilities of Magnolia Health Services near the Indiana Wesleyan building on the north side of Indianapolis. The address is: 9480 Priority Way West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240Educational Credits:CEU credits are available for HFAs who wish to attend specific days of the course – please contact HOPE for details.

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