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B.S. in Healthcare Management – Nursing Home Administration

Make a Difference Through Regent’s Nursing Home Administrator Program

You have the heart to help care for those who can’t care for themselves. Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management – Nursing Home Administration will equip you to effectively lead, direct, and manage long-term care centers and nursing home facilities. Explore critical issues and market forces affecting the nursing home industry while learning the fundamentals of healthcare operations, informatics, marketing, accounting, organizational dynamics, and more.

June 19, 2023
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Explore approaches to improving quality of life for the elderly and chronically ill, and those needing convalescence and rehabilitation.


Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.


Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

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On completing the B.S. in Healthcare Management—Nursing Home Administration program, you can:

  • Understand the continuum of care in the U.S. healthcare system and make ethical managerial decisions.
  • Recommend solutions based on data-driven assessments.
  • Pursue licensure as long-term care or a nursing home administrator.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Healthcare Supervisor
  • Long-term Care Consultant
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Facilities Manager
Projected employment growth for medical and health services managers from 2020-30 (much faster than average) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
Provides a comprehensive presentation of financial accounting principles and practices. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of financial statements, the basic framework and contents of these reports, and the preparation process.
Exploration of principles and activities in the commercial enterprise including topics such as product, price, promotion, place/channel, competition, company, and communication.
Examines from a Christian perspective, foundational leadership behaviors required of leaders within organization. Students will learn leadership theories and styles of communication, and develop strategies for implementing effective oral and written leadership communications in businesses and organizations.
Examines statistical theories, principles and concepts associated with business operations and processes. The course utilizes statistical methods and techniques to develop, implement and analyze business decisions designed to improve efficiency and productivity. Prerequisite: MATH 102, 201, 211 or equivalent.
Study of strategy development and deployment in the business enterprise and examines the overarching application of the role of a biblical worldview in the business enterprise. Prerequisites: ACCT 205, BUSN 240, and BUSN 320.
Examines macroeconomic theories, comparative economics, econometrics, macro-economic models, fiscal and monetary policy formation and analysis. Prerequisite: ECON 120 or ECON 260.
Various components of the U.S. healthcare system over the entire continuum of care. Attention given to private and public financing mechanisms, the forces of market competition, government regulation, and the impact of health policy on key stakeholders. Presents students with a variety of healthcare career options.
Day-to-day operational management of healthcare organizations including hospitals, private practice, ambulatory settings, and specialty services, with a focus on issues influencing the administration of today's healthcare organizations. Attention given to those issues that affect the delivery of care, and how decisions are made to develop new programs.
Overview of public health and aging issues: demography of aging, how aging is viewed in society today, including myths and stereotypes of aging; the concept of successful aging, implications of chronic illness and disability for public health, health promotion for older adults, and other topics central to public health in an aging society.
Practice in making managerial decisions in a wide variety of situations. Cases are presented that analyze current issues such as service-line management, healthcare reform, the medical home, accountable care organizations, community benefit, CEO compensation and other legal and cultural issues affecting the healthcare organization.
Introduction to the management of medical information systems in healthcare, emphasizing the optimization and customization potential of computer functions in the health services environment. Exploration of organizational and cost-benefit issues related to healthcare information systems, including clinical decision-support, integrated networking and distributed computing technologies, and universal medical records.
Complex financial models in healthcare organizations and the influence of public policy, the ACA and market conditions on the financial viability of the healthcare organization. Topics include financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, variance analysis, financing techniques, and case studies. Prerequisite: ACCT 205.
Public health policy creation and the regulation of healthcare delivery in the U.S. Social, moral, and ethical issues associated with these policy decisions and regulations, such as corporate liability, medical malpractice, admission and discharge process, informed consent, patients' rights, and confidentiality of medical records. Prerequisite: HCMT 310.
Nursing home administrator competencies; clear and articulated management practices in the nursing home environment to include: 1) government oversight and interaction; 2) organizational policies and procedures; 3) principles of ethics and law; 4) community coordination and cooperation; 5) risk management; and 6) government and decision making.
Overview of the functional organizational structures common to long-term health care facilities; the role of the administrator in the organization and management of long-term care facilities; projects through the various planning and implementation phases, including strategic development and space planning, comprehensive reviews of project design, construction, occupancy, and compliance with regulatory standards.
Faculty approved practical experience in a healthcare organization including monitored work experience; and/or completion of a culminating management project involving submission of a written report and oral presentation building the case for a new healthcare program, policy, or expansion. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
The concepts, theories, and current practice regarding organizational structures and their development, the dynamics of individual and collective behavior within organizations; human interaction within organizations to foster and manage change. Emphasis on the role of leadership and cultural values. Prerequisite: Junior standing and prior management or leadership coursework.
Study of why employees behave as they do and how to promote behavior required to implement a focused business strategy using staffing, development, and reward systems.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,492.5012 - 18$18,985
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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