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Long Term Care Administration Certificate

The Long Term Care Administration Certificate program at Quinnipiac prepares students for careers as long term care administrators.

The program, approved by the State of Connecticut, provides: 

  • The skills and prerequisite knowledge to become effective long term care administrators
  • Preparation to take the national nursing home administrators exam and the state portion of licensure requirements
  • Opportunities to connect and work closely with professionals in the field

The program attracts individuals who have a passion for the field. Accepted cohorts often form strong professional bonds, and are welcomed into the Connecticut long term care landscape through the University's highly developed professional relationships in the field. Long term care practitioners are involved in the program as guest lecturers and collaborators. 

Employment of medical and health services managers—including nursing home administrators—is expected to grow, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. "As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs in all areas of the industry," says the department's website.

Curriculum + Requirements

Individuals who wish to become licensed nursing home administrators in the state of Connecticut must pass a licensure examination offered by the Department of Public Health. To be eligible for this examination, applicants must complete either the master's degree outlined (MBA/HCM) above with HM 669 as part of the degree program and a residency requirement (500 hours) or a nondegree certificate of study.

The certificate course of study consists of two components—an academic course and a 900-hour residency in a skilled nursing facility.

Academic course
The academic course, HM 669 Organization and Management of Long-term Care Facilities, is generally offered once a year in the fall semester.


The 900-hour residency program is offered in a two course sequence—HM 790 and HM 791—each of which grants 450 hours of residency (for 4 credits each).

Two restrictions apply to the residency program. First, the residency must be started within one year of the completion of the academic course. (Students may petition the Department of Public Health in writing if there is justification to begin the residency at another time.) Second, at least one half of the residency (450 hours) must be completed at a site where the student has had no previous financial or employment relationship.


Admission to the Long Term Care Administration Certificate program of study is competitive and is considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Individuals who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university are encouraged to apply. The program of study is also available to any student taking graduate course work at Quinnipiac, and may be of particular interest to the following:  Quinnipiac MBA students, MBA in health care management students, and School of Law students pursuing a JD, a combined JD/MBA, or a JD/MBA in health care management, and School of Medicine students.

Program begins in the fall. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration. A complete application consists of an application form accompanied by the application fee, two recommendations (professional), a current résumé, personal statement and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic coursework. Apply now.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 800-462-1944 or e-mail

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