Nursing Home Administrator Certificate

Program Overview

Becoming a Nursing Home Administrator.

Our 100% online certificate provides the academic requirements you need to become a Nursing Home Administrator 1.

Our 100% online certificate provides the academic requirements you need to become a Nursing Home Administrator 1.

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Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$690

Time to Complete

Three Semesters (1 year)

 
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          Online coursework for Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) licensure.

          In our Nursing Home Administrator Certificate program, you'll dive into management and long-term health care topics, and fulfill the academic requirements to obtain your NHA license1.

          From ethical and legal issues, to finance, gerontology, and human resource management, our online courses will cover every aspect needed to prepare you for your career. You will be equipped to distinguish between the social, biological, and psychological issues of aging, and demonstrate an understanding of the management processes used in nursing homes.

          Certificate graduates may go on to work in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, or long-term care facilities once obtaining licensure.

          Career Outlook

          As the nursing home and long-term care industry continues to modernize and evolve, so do the career opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that medical and health services managers are projected to increase at a rate of 18 percent from 2018 through 2028 as the aging baby-boom generation requires advanced health care services.2 With your education requirement completed, graduates can pursue New York State licensure1 and work in nursing home administration in long-term care, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and more.

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          Curriculum

          Our 15-credit online Nursing Home Administrator certificate fulfills the education requirement for licensure1 in the state of New York. Students will cover the academic topics necessary for nursing home administration and move forward with a career in this growing field.

          Utica College offers coursework that satisfies the New York State Department of Health's academic requirements to become a Nursing Home Administrator. Graduates can also continue their education through Utica College's online Master of Health Administration program.

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          Curriculum

          Our 15-credit online Nursing Home Administrator certificate fulfills the education requirement for licensure1 in the state of New York. Students will cover the academic topics necessary for nursing home administration and move forward with a career in this growing field.

          Utica College offers coursework that satisfies the New York State Department of Health's academic requirements to become a Nursing Home Administrator. Graduates can also continue their education through Utica College's online Master of Health Administration program.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for the online Certificate of Advanced Studies – Nursing Home Administrator from Utica College, you'll need:

          • Completed application
          • Application fee
          • Résumé
          • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
          • Personal statement
          • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above*
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • Official transcripts from schools attended

          *Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the director and/or department

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 15-credit online certificate program costs $690 per credit. Utica College is dedicated to making advanced education accessible and affordable.

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          Faculty

          Our nursing home administrator certificate faculty members have a robust background in the heath care administration field. You will gain practical knowledge and comprehensive skills from experts with decades of experience leading health care organizations.

          From finance to human resources, our educators hold distinguished awards and honors within the health care industry. You will directly benefit from their instruction and be prepared to continue towards your nursing home administration licensure.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          The online NHA certificate can be completed in three semesters.

          There are options for both full- and part-time students.

          The Nursing Home Administrator Certificate costs $690 per credit hour with a total estimated tuition of $10,350.

          For more information about tuition and additional costs, please visit our tuition page.

          Students applying for the Nursing Home Administrator Certificate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum 3.0 GPA, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and résumé with their online application.

          Visit our admissions page for more information about requirements.

          This program consists of five required courses. Those who complete the Nursing Home Administrator Certificate may apply their credits toward the MHA program.

          Visit our curriculum page to view the full list of coursework requirements.

          The online NHA certificate fulfills education requirements to qualify for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure by the New York State Department of Health. Potential applicants should check with their state's licensing agency or contact an Admission Representative at (315) 732-2640 or toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to verify the necessary coursework.

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          1In some states, such as New York, the curriculum of Utica College's online Nursing Home Administration Certificate meets the course requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure. Potential applicants should check with their state's licensing agency or contact an Admissions Representative at (315) 732-2640 or toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to verify the necessary coursework. Faculty advisers are available to work with students to offer guidance and help them meet the academic requirements of this field.
          2Medical and Health Services Managers – Job Outlook. (2020). Retrieved August 27, 2020, from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-6