Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Pathway


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Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Pathway

Earn a degree in health care administration and prepare for the Iowa Nursing Home Administrator exam in 12-24 months.

Building a foundation in health and business.

By focusing on long-term care issues within the heatlh care system, Mount Mercy University's nursing home administrator licensure pathway combines our health care and business curriculum to better prepare you to achieve your goals.

Our program expands on the foundations built in the health care administration curriculum to empower students to better care and advocate for aging patients. Formed with the Iowa Nursing Home Administrator licensure exam in mind, our pathway program gives you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed on the exam and as an administrator.


Learn from dedicated and expert faculty.

Mount Mercy's faculty play a key role in how students develop crucial leadership and practical skills. Our faculty members work in the field they teach in, allowing them to share relevant and current lessons. Through sharing their experiences, students are better prepared to face similar challenges.

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Working professionals can complete their degree in as little as 18-24 months!

Our flexible block schedule for working adults allows you to gain a well-rounded background in business with a concentration in health services issues, including: regulation, law, compliance, informatics, and financial issues.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year, and class blocks are every five weeks. Take classes in a format that works best for you—in-person, hybrid, or online.

Students in this plan of study are required to complete an internship or practicum experience.

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Take your education to the next level.

Mount Mercy offers a Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership to further your education in the business and health care sectors, leading to a well-rounded health care administration education.

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