Build a foundation in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and personnel management as it applies to residential health care. The nursing home administrators that lead America’s 16,000 nursing care facilities play a pivotal role in the successful daily operations and care of residents.

Program Page - Graduate Studies Nursing Home Administrator Licensure, Adv. Crt. (post-baccalaureate)

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What you will study

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

Required Coursework:

MBA 538 - Human Resources (3cr)
MBA 601 - Issues in Health Law (3cr)
MBA 603 - Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3cr)
Undergraduate prerequisite: ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting I
MBA 610 - Nursing Home Administration (3cr)
GRT 510 - Introduction to Gerontology (3cr)

Where you can study

  • Oswego (main campus)
  • Online

Learning outcomes

Completion of these courses will prepare you for supervisory and health care management roles. The New York State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators continually reviews the guidelines specifying the requirements for licensure, including the educational requirements. Oswego 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.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing this licensure coursework do not need to be matriculated into an MBA program. You will be enrolled as a non-matriculated student taking only courses listed in the curriculum. Completed course credit can be later applied to an MBA degree in Health Services Administration, M.B.A. These courses would count toward MBA electives and the Advanced Tool.

Applicants need a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 

Non-degree application