Long Term Care Concentration

NLU's Long Term Care Concentration will add value to your undergraduate degree in health care or related fields, and increase your desirability to employers in Long Term Care administration. It consists of four courses, offered in an online or blended format, which take a practical, applications-oriented approach. The concentration will ready you for licensing by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Working as an administrator in this fast-growing profession offers the reward of knowing you are making a difference for residents and patients.

Consider enhancing your degree with a concentration in Long Term Care at National Louis University (NLU) if you:

  • Are ready to advance to a management or administrative role in a skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation center, assisted living or long term care facility.
  • Seek to understand developing trends, and remain an expert, in this quickly-evolving health care sector.
  • Desire to learn the specifics of management in the Long Term Care environment, including leadership, human resources, financial management, regulation, quality, resident services and resident-centered care.
  • Want to both learn about the practical applications of working in this field and prepare for the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) licensure examinations.
  • Need the knowledge base to respond within the regulatory and legal framework governing long term care, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers.
  • Are looking for a flexible way to earn a Long Term Care concentration by taking courses in a fully online or blended delivery model.
  • Policies and regulations that are associated with nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities
  • Resident centered care within nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities
  • Human resources management in nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities
  • Physical environment management in nursing homes, assisted living, and long term care facilities
  • Leadership in nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities
  • Financial management of nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities
  • Quality life and care in nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities

The employment forecast for long term care administrators is robust.

Our nation is already seeing tremendous growth in Long Term Care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. Demographic trends indicate a heightened demand for administrators in this field over the coming decades.

NLU's Long Term Care concentration will prepare you to lead and familiarize you with the Long Term Care environment. It will also address the subject areas covered by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). These areas include: residence service management, human resources management, leadership and governance, physical environment management and financial management.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts employment of medical and health services managers to grow by 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As the large Baby Boom population ages, the healthcare industry will see an increase in the demand for services. The median salary is estimated to be $88,580 per year.

Health care professionals work in a complex and demanding regulatory environment that is subject to shifting economic pressures. The B.S. in Health Care Leadership degree program provides an in-depth understanding of this environment and offers a mix of classwork and hands-on learning that equips graduates with the management skills and perspectives needed to succeed. Features include:

  • A comprehensive overview of health care occupations and delivery settings to help you pinpoint a career path
  • Guest lectures, field trips and real-world case studies
  • Mentoring from MHA students who are currently employed in the health care industry
  • Opportunities to earn credit for life and work experience
  • Quick “time-to-degree” scheduling and the option of online or on-campus classes

Take these four courses online or in a blended format. Work with your advisor for specifics.

LTC450 Long Term Care Administration Overview and Environment Management    

LTC460 Leadership and Human Resources   

LTC470 Long Term Care Financial Management and Governance  

LTC480 Resident Services Management and Quality Care 


TOTAL REQUIRED QUARTER HOURS FOR CONCENTRATION:   20

On-site, online and blended format options

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership program is offered on-site at NLU's Tampa, Florida Regional Center and online. Florida residents who choose the online format will join a diverse community of learners from Chicago and across the nation.

For more information about enrolling at any of our locations including Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements, as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at nl.edu/applyonline.

Get more information today about enrolling in NLU's Long Term Care Concentration. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).

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  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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