The program was conceived by LeadingAge New Jersey, this inaugural Masters Certificate Program was developed in partnership with Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Executive and Professionals Education group and consisted of 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks. “This is a unique certificate program devoted to giving professionals the skills, tools and information they need to advance their careers in senior care. We are thrilled with its success!” said Michele Kent, LeadingAge New Jersey President & CEO. “The student evaluations confirm that this program provides a much needed component to today’s changing and challenging senior care landscape.”
Engaging course topics included Quality Improvement and Risk Management; Social Accountability and Community Engagement; Emerging Challenges in Healthcare; Strategic Planning and Positions, among others. Students included professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience, representing the many facets of senior care including independent senior housing, home health and hospice, assisted living, nursing home, and accountable care organizations.