Nursing Home Administration, Postgraduate Certificate | Kent State University | Kent, United States
12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
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The Nursing Home Administration graduate certificate from Kent State University prepares individuals to apply managerial principles to the administration of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care, home health services, senior living communities, retirement communities and other long-term services and supports. 

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Key Features

Individualized coursework may include instruction in social and clinical aspects of aging, health care delivery systems, long-term care administration, aging policy and government programs, ethics, business management, financial management, human resource management, marketing and applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, the Nursing Home Administration graduate certificate from Kent State University prepares graduates for the national and state licensure examinations required in the State of Ohio to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA). 

Once licensed, individuals are qualified to lead organizations in the field of long-term care services and supports. It is particularly appropriate for graduate students from any discipline who are interested in long-term care, but also for individuals currently working in the long-term care field who wish to advance their career as an executive of long-term care services and supports.

Students should be able to complete the certificate within one academic year or three semesters. The certificate includes an internship as required by the State of Ohio in a skilled nursing facility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Long-term Care Administration 
  • Internship in Nursing Home Administrator/health Services Executive 
  • Developing Environments for Older Adults
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Gerontology
  • Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses
  • Health Care Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Death and Dying

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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18 SCH


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • Statement of personal goals and professional objectives
  • Documented experience and/or coursework in human development and family studies related area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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