As a Nursing Home Administrator you will work in a field where you can help people and families protect their quality of life and dignity as they and their loved ones age. In this program you will be learning about the aging process, common diseases and responsibilities, how to manage personnel and employee benefits, types and requirements for government and third-party billing, how to develop safety, quality assurance, marketing and strategic plans, the basic of finance and accounting and preparation and follow-up of licensure, certification and accreditation surveys. Nursing Home Administrators are in demand in nursing facilities, assistive living and residential care, continuing care communities, traditional retirement homes and senior housing.
Fees: Tuition starts at $3,450
Financing: Financial Assistance is offered to many people that apply. Our partner, Boston Reed, may have options including:
What do Nursing Home Administrators Do?
Nursing Home Administrators supervise clinical and administrative events in nursing homes and related facilities.
Some nursing home administrators work in large nursing home organizations, which may have several separate facilities. Others work in small residential care facilities with as little as 6-10 patients.
How to Become a Nursing Home Administrator:
Nursing Home Administrators are required to be licensed in the state and are required to have immense experience in administration of a long-term care facility. They must have a large amount of knowledge of Federal and State licensure requirement for nursing home operations, and the respect for the principles of resident rights, confidentiality, EEO and ADA.
Most nursing home administrators are required to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university. As associate degree combined with experience may be accepted by some smaller facilities.
All 50 states require a nursing home administrator license. Only the Board of Examiners can grant licensure. Requirements vary from state to state.
A nursing home administrator salary averages about $70,000 annually, but can range as high as $90,000 to $100,000 annually. The median expected salary for a typical Nursing Home Administrator is $89,932.
There is an expected 16% growth in employment in this field from 2006-2016.
Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than average for all occupations. The long-term care industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth operations.
Schedule / Duration
Complete our program in just 20 weeks. This program is 180 hours in length and is offered online with live, weekly teleconferences. Minimum age and degree requirements vary by state click here to see state requirements.
Program Updates are underway. We anticipate this program will be ready to launch in late 2013.
Location: This is an online class. Internet service is required.
For more information, click on the following web links:
State Licensure Requirements
Minnesota License Information:
National Association Board
Program Flyer (PDF)
Please contact Tammy at 320.308.4252 or Tammy@SCSUTraining.com if you have any questions.