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Gerontology/Long Term Care Programs

(found programs from 35 schools)



As a nursing home administrator, you will find yourself working with almost everyone in the health care system, from doctors, specialists and nurses to patients and their families. Nursing homes provide care for those who are not able to care for themselves. A position managing a nursing facility brings with it a wide-range of responsibilities from overseeing the day-to-day operations of the nursing home to dealing with patient concerns.

Gerontology/Long Term Care Job Description

Your daily routine as a nursing home administrator will be anything but routine. Depending on the type of facility, your responsibilities can include training staff, attending board meetings, planning budgets, arranging employee schedules, and organizing community outreach. As a nursing home administrator, you will hold a high-profile role that demands effective communication. You must be flexible and able to adapt to a variety of tasks and patient needs.

Gerontology/Long Term Care Requirements

Finding a position in nursing care administration depends on an intersection of experience and education. Administrators are expected to have at the least a bachelor's degree in a field such as health administration. Since job responsibilities can include so many different tasks, knowledge of everything from finance to gerontology is helpful.

In addition, nursing home administrators must demonstrate experience in health care management. Education can also include a master's in nursing and/or health care administration. In some cases requirements can vary. Most nursing homes are private, so in some respect they determine their own rules for what constitutes a good administrator.

Gerontology/Long Term Care Career Outlook

As with most careers, the salary range for a nursing home administrator is dependent on experience, education and facility. But, as a general rule, nursing home administrators can expect to make a mean annual wage near $101,340, comparable to many other medical and health services management positions, as reported by U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013). A master's degree can help you approach the higher end ranges of salary.

In addition to boasting high salary and growth opportunity, nursing home care is also expected to expand as an industry . It's no secret that the US population is aging and as a result jobs related to gerontology will be more needed than ever.

Gerontology/Long Term Care Trends

Opportunities in nursing care are expected to continue to growl in response to changes in the population. As the numbers of elderly increase, a variety of health care professions are expecting to see a surge in opportunities. Nursing home management is one of those professions.

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Top > Arizona
Northcentral University (Prescott Valley, AZ)
Programs Offered:
PhD - Gerontology (online)
Top > California
Ashford University Online (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
BA Gerontology (online)
University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Gerontology: Health Services Management Concentration
Top > Colorado
CollegeAmerica (Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:
Healthcare Administration - Gerontology (BS)
Top > Connecticut
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Long Term Care Administration
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Programs Offered:
Certificate Program in Long Term Health Care Management
University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Health Care Administration: Long Term Care Concentration
Top > Florida
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration
Top > Georgia
Brenau University (Gainesville, GA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Applied Gerontology (online)
Top > Illinois
American Intercontinental University Online (Schaumburg, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology (online)
Governors State University (University Park, IL)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration
Top > Iowa
Kaplan University (Cedar Falls, IA / Mason City, IA)
Programs Offered:
BSHUS - Gerentology
Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
Top > Kansas
University of Phoenix (Wichita, KS)
Programs Offered:
Master of Health Administration/Gerontology (online)
Top > Maine
Kaplan University (Lewiston, ME / South Portland, ME)
Programs Offered:
BSHUS - Gerentology
Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, ME)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration (online)
Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration (online)
Top > Maryland
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Programs Offered:
Certificate Program - Gerontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: Gerontology
Kaplan University (Hagerstown, MD)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Programs Offered:
Graduate Certificate Program - Gerontology
Top > New York
LIU Brooklyn (Orangeburg, NY)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration: Gerontology Administration Specialization
LIU Post (Brookville, NY)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration: Gerontology Administration Specialization
Top > Ohio
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Long Term Care Administration
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Programs Offered:
Master of Health Services Administration: Long Term Care Concentration
Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Nursing Home Administration
Top > Oklahoma
Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration - Gerontology Option
Top > Pennsylvania
The University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration: Long Term Care Administration Concentration
Top > Texas
McLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
Programs Offered:
Long Term Care Administration/Assisted Living Facility
Long Term Care Administration/Nursing Facility Administration
Tarrant County College (Fort Worth, TX)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Long Term Care Administration
Top > Utah
Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science Long Term Care Administration Emphasis


In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Health Administration degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!