Nursing Home Management Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Prospective nursing home managers have the option of majoring in a number of fields, including health care administration and management, health services administration and public health. Students interested in entering this field can look for programs focusing on nursing care facility administration.

Nursing home managers in the U.S. are required to hold at least a bachelor's degree in health care administration and management, health services administration or public health. Students interested in nursing home management can prepare for administrative positions or long-term care management.

Schools with Nursing Home Management Programs

These schools offer programs related to nursing home management, and may include the option for traditional or distance learning.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*
Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $10,158 in-state, $25,458 out-of-state (undergraduate), $11,304 in-state, $27,790 out-of-state(graduate)*
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $10,037 in-state, $27,365 out-of-state (undergraduate), $12,425 in-state, $31,897 out-of-state(graduate)*
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 4-year, Public Certificate $6,381 in-state, $28,659 out-of-state*
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $13,790 in-state, $22,210 out-of-state(undergraduate), $17,289 in-state, $25,953 out-of-state(graduate)*
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,368 in-state, $22,467 out-of-state*
University of South Florida Tampa, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,410 in-state, $17,324 out-of-state*
Strayer University Online 4-year, Private Master's $2450 per course*
Pennsylvania State University- Main Campus University Park, PA 4-year, Public Bachelor's $17,514 in-state, $31,346 out-of-state *
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign Champaign, IL 4-year, Public Master's $18,041 in-state, $31,231 out-of-state*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **School website

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for nursing home management schools:

  • Students may want to look for programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • Students may also want to consider enrolling in a school located near a nursing home where they can work, volunteer or complete a practicum.
  • Some programs may be available online.
  • Programs specializing in nursing care facility management may have concentrations in long-term care management or incorporate long-term care management.

Students who wish to work as nursing home managers should look for accredited programs, which are available in both online and traditional formats. Other considerations include looking for an accredited program, as well as the location of the school relative to a nursing home for practicums and volunteering.

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