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Nursing Home Administration Online

Advanced Certificate (post-baccalaureate)

Nursing Home Administration Online Adv Crt

Our program will help you build a foundation in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and personnel management for residential healthcare. This certificate addresses the growing need for geriatric care and licensed nursing home administrators.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $625

Credit Hours 15

Estimated Completion Time 1 Year


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.

High Demand, High Opportunity

As the U.S. population ages, nursing home administrator jobs will continue to be in high demand since the country will need additional long-term care facilities. These facilities require well-educated, experienced professionals to direct operations and serve in this important leadership role.


Our flexible curriculum prepares you for the New York State Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Program. 

Career Opportunities

  • Licensed nursing home administrator 
  • Senior care
  • Hospice

The professors at Oswego have extensive working knowledge of the industry which is well reflected in both the assignments and the guidance they provide to students.

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AACSB accredited

The SUNY Oswego School Of Business earned AACSB accreditation in 2002. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.


Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn’t come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.


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Admission Requirements

Official transcript
Submit official transcripts confirming your bachelor’s or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate. U.S. transcripts must be sent directly from the granting institution (electronic or mail). All international transcripts require verification via a World Education Services (WES) credit evaluation. If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your official transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application upon submitting your application.
GPA of at least 2.6

Transcripts should show evidence that your overall GPA is above 2.6.

Business essay

In 500–1000 words, describe your unique personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and include any experiences you feel have contributed to your educational and professional objectives, such as supervisory activities, program development, leadership activities, and special assignments. Explain what these achievements and experiences have meant to your professional growth, what you hope to achieve professionally in the next five years, what you expect out of your business degree, and how you will contribute to the classroom experiences. This essay should detail your reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego and it will help the review team better understand your background and evaluate your application.

Department consultation

This opportunity invites you to discuss earning your MBA degree with member of the School of Business, as well as discuss course requirements for your preferred MBA program. An evaluation of your academic and professional history will determine prerequisite foundation requirements.


Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Three letters of recommendation

Indicate three names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request 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.

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