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Nursing Home Administrator Program

Advance your management career with Nursing Home Administration courses.

Finish Nursing Home Administrator training in just 20 weeks! Programs are offered during the day or in the evening.

Program Summary

As a Nursing Home Administrator, you will be trained to work in a field where you can help individuals protect the quality of their life as they age. In this program, you will learn about the aging process, long-term care, and requirements for government and third-party billing. You will also learn about quality assurance, marketing and strategic plans, the basics of finance and accounting and preparation and follow-up of licensure, certification and accreditation surveys.

Nursing Home Administrators are in demand in nursing facilities, assisted living and residential care, continuing care communities, traditional retirement homes and senior housing. 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 Details
  • Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    Payment Plans & Scholarships are widely available.

  • Schedule / Duration

    Schedule / Duration

    Finish in 20 weeks with day or evening schedules available

  • Externship

    Growth Rate

    Get on board with a growing medical profession

  • Occupational Outlook

    Occupational Outlook

    Make an average of $38.82/hr as a Nursing Home Administrator

  • Locations


    This program is offered online with weekly instructor-led sessions

  • Information Sessions

    Information Sessions

    Attend a helpful information session about this program

Financial Assistance

Fees: Fees vary by partner. Check Class Schedules to find a program near you.

Financing: Financial Assistance is offered to many people that apply. Our options may include:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Debit/Credit Card Enrollment
  • Tuition Options

Call 800-201-1141 to talk to our Admissions Counselors to get more information about Nursing Home Administrator training and available payment plans.

Schedule / Duration

Complete the Nursing Home Administrator training 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.

Growth Rate

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.

Occupational Outlook

What do Nursing Home Administrators Do?
Nursing Home Administrators supervise clinical and administrative events in nursing homes and related facilities.

  • Overseeing staff and personnel
  • Financial matters
  • Medical care
  • Medical supplies
  • Facilities and other duties as specific positions demand

Work Environment:
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. Boston Reed's Nursing Home Administration courses provide the fundamentals that will allow students to work in the industry.

Most nursing home administrators are required to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university. An 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. Boston Reed's Nursing Home Administrator training is designed to prepare students to become licensed.

In 2011, the average annual wage for an administrator position in a nursing care facility was $80,000. This varies by employer, location and experience.

Job Outlook:
There is an expected 16% growth in employment in this field from 2006-2016.


Our Nursing Home Administration courses are offered online for your convenience. Find a program that fits your schedule and take advantage of our flexible schedules.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to find out more about allied health careers, and the programs offered to get them started. See if there are any in your area. Sign up today!

How to register

1. Click here and then enter your zip code

2. Select "Information Session" from the drop down list. and press go.

3. Find the location that you would like to attend and call or register online.

Note: Not all information sessions allow you to register online. Please call us at 800-201-1141 if you have any questions.