Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Long-Term Care Administration

Program Details

Next Start Date: 8/23/2021
Credit Hours: 15
Cost Per Credit: $700
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 9*
Estimated Completion Time: 8-12 months

*Transfer credits will be applied to courses for the certificate. Students will need to determine if transfer courses are eligible for state exam.

D'Youville is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every five residents of the country will be older than age 65 by the year 2030. With a rapidly aging population, the need for lifelong healthcare has increased dramatically. At D’Youville, our online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration can help you develop the skills you need to become a leader in this unique sector of healthcare.

The long-term care certification online program can help you increase your earning potential and advance in your career. Our specialized curriculum prepares you in crucial areas such as health systems, financial management, legal and ethical issues, human resources, aging in American society, and more. Ideal candidates are professionals currently employed in the healthcare industry, and those who enjoy working with elderly populations.

We are one of only a few schools in New York to offer this certificate as a stand-alone credential. Composing one-third of a master’s program, the certification can also be used toward completion of higher levels of study.

Because the program is offered fully online, you’ll have the ability to earn your certification while maintaining your commitments to work and life. Classes have synchronous components, enabling you to improve your educational experience through digital collaboration with your classmates. Courses last 8 weeks, and the program can be completed in as little as eight months.

This certificate program is registered with the New York State Education Department, and meets the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York State. Gainful employment information is available for review.

Courses and Requirements

A certificate to advance your healthcare career

The long-term care certification online program requires 15 credit hours of study and can be completed in as little as three semesters.

Admission Requirements

Admission preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must submit:

  • An online graduate application for admission (no application fee)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. All students must have a 3.0 GPA*
  • Admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the long-term care certification will benefit you and the community you serve (about 250 words)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors
  • A current resume

*Students may be admitted with a 2.7 GPA if certain criteria are met.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary based on program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid can be applied to full- or part-time status. Plus, entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your costs. Nursing students may transfer up to nine graduate credits with grades of B or better into their program at the discretion of the program director. Credits must be earned from an accredited institution in courses required by the program being pursued. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

What will my degree cost?
Cost Total
Full Program Tuition $700 per credit hour $10,500
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)** $480
Full Program Total $10,980

**This program takes an estimated two to three semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

Career Outcomes

D’Youville’s long-term care certification online program prepares you to become a leader in the area of long-term care administration. Through a focused curriculum, you’ll receive the training you need to thrive in this growing field.

Financial Aid

D’Youville is committed to ensuring every student can afford a quality education. All D’Youville online students are matched with a personal tuition planner, who works closely with you to understand your options.

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Military Students

D’Youville has been recognized as a top military-friendly school. Service members, their spouses, and their children may all be eligible for certain services and education benefits.

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