Online Certificate of Advanced Studies – Nursing Home Administrator: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Our online Nursing Home Administrator certificate fulfills the education requirement for licensure* in the state of New York. Students will learn management and long-term health care topics, and cover everything from ethical and legal issues to finance, gerontology, and human resource management.

Graduates of the Nursing Home Administration certificate program can also seamlessly transition to our online Master of Health Administration program, and continue with their education.

*The online NHA certificate fulfills course requirements for licensing in New York. It completes one requirement for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure by New York State Department of Health. 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 also available to work with students to offer guidance and help meet the academic requirements of this field.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Core Course Requirements Total Hours:

AGE 503 Perspectives in GerontologyCredit Hours: 3

Review literature relevant to the study of gerontology and consider current and future aging issues and career opportunities.

FIN 585 Health Care Financial ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Explore the diverse financial planning, management, and accountability systems existing in the health care organizations today and predicted health care financial uses in the future.

HCA 527 Ethical and Legal IssuesCredit Hours: 3

Explore the legal principles of development, application, and assessment in health care organizations. You'll examine best practices for leadership in applying ethics to business and clinical decision-making, and adherence to the codes of ethics of health care professionals.

HCA 615 Human Resources ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Learn how to understand and manage human behavior in health care organizations. You'll explore legal aspects and evaluation as well as employee motivation, collective bargaining, and recruitment.

Same as MGT 615.

HCA 621 Nursing Home AdministrationCredit Hours: 3

Gain insight into nursing home management issues, whether it be for the seasoned veteran or the novice health care manager. The analysis of these issues will assist in developing the manager's style of management.

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