Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration

  • Overview

    This online program provides you with a professional education in the field of long-term care administration and one with an important distinction.

    While many other colleges and universities offer long-term care administration as a specialization or subset of another program such as business administration, health administration or gerontology, Saint Joseph's offers one of the few degrees in long-term care administration itself. This degree program is one of the few in the country accredited by the  National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB), and the only NAB-accredited program available online.

    At a Glance

    • This program is the only NAB-accredited long-term care administration program available online.
    • Curriculum prepares you for positions throughout the long-term care administration industry
    • Courses cover general management, health care administration, and long-term care administration
    • An internship is available to satisfy relevant state licensing board internship or administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements
    • Fast track to the Master of Health Administration degree program available
    • Program accepted by most state nursing home administrator licensing boards as meeting their licensure requirements. Check with your state's licensing board or contact us for details.
    • Courses blend content with prior or current professional experience, allowing for immediate application in the work setting.
    • Faculty with practical experience in long-term care administration work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
  • Curriculum

    The online long-term care administration major prepares students for administrative positions in long-term care settings. As the population of the United States ages, long-term care services will become increasingly important. This program prepares you with the skills necessary to have a positive impact on the quality of services available to meet this need. It is flexible enough to satisfy varying state licensing requirements. It includes a combination of courses in general management, health administration and long-term care administration, and a specialization in two prominent segments of the long-term care industry: nursing home administration and assisted-living administration. An internship is required to satisfy relevant state licensing board internship or administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements.

    The long-term care administration program meets a number of administrator's needs, including: serving as a refresher course, meeting state licensure regulations, and meeting continuing education requirements. 

  • Student Stories
    • Terrie Freeman

      Terrie Freeman, Registered Nurse
      Being a full time employee and raising two small children, Saint Joseph’s allowed me to pursue an education without neglecting my other responsibilities.

    • Deanna Ravellette

      Deanna Ravellette, Certified Assistant Administrator

      I love that I can go at my own pace and can still work a full time job!

    • Patricia Holden

      Sister Patricia Holden, Assistant Administrator

      My experience at Saint Joseph's was an excellent one. The Professors were great and extremely helpful.

  • Career Moves

    Employment is projected to grow faster than the average. Job opportunities should be good, especially for applicants with work experience in healthcare and strong business management skills. Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.

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