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.