Nursing Home Administration, Adv. Crt.

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Rolling admission

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


Our program will help you build a foundation in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and personnel management as it applies to residential healthcare. This certificate is based on the growing need for geriatric care and licensed nursing home administrators. Our online and on-campus courses follow the same curriculum, which means our nationally ranked online program offers quality and convenience.

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What you will study: 

You will examine the application of financial management techniques to decision making for healthcare professionals. Study the legal aspects of the various dimensions of healthcare management including governing boards, facility liability and computerization of healthcare information.

  • MBA 538 - Human Resources, credit: 3
  • MBA 601 - Issues in Health Law, credit: 3
  • MBA 603 - Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, credit: 3
  • ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting I, credit: 3
  • MBA 610 - Nursing Home Administration, credit: 3
  • GRT 501 - Introduction to Gerontology, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

We need a lot of very capable and driven leaders that can help manage the transformation that the entire health care industry is going through.
Sarah Bonzo, Assistant Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

Our flexible curriculum gives students the opportunity to combine their passions with the foundational coursework, while also preparing you to receive licensure for the NYS Nursing Home Administrator. The program consists of 15 credits ensuring you build foundation of legal aspects of the various dimensions of healthcare management including governing boards, facility liability and computerization of healthcare information.

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Our courses meet the high standards set by the New York State Board and qualifies you to take the Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Exam after completion of your one year of administer in training requirement. Further requirements for licensure may apply to individual circumstances. For details, check with the NYS Department of Health.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
GPA of at least 2.6
Transcripts should show evidence that your overall GPA is above 2.6.
Business essay
An essential piece to the MBA application, allowing you to clarify on where your strengths lie. Describe unique and personal experiences that have defined your professional growth, where you see yourself in five years and how the MBA program will benefit you in your future pursuits? There is not a page limit on this requirement.
Department consultation (recommended)
This is an opportunity to discuss earning your MBA degree with member of the School of Business, as well as discuss course requirements for your preferred MBA program. There will also be an evaluation of your academic and professional history to determine prerequisite Foundation requirements.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities.
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.