Advanced Standing Option (NHA)

NHA Students - Complete your Master's degree for less!

Students of the Nursing Home Administration (NHA) course sequence have the opportunity to complete their Master's degree in Health Administration to save time and money thanks to the Advanced Standing option. With Advanced Standing, Nursing Home Administration Pathway Students will not be required to attend three (3) courses of the MHA program, as long as all current admission criteria are met.

Once accepted into the MHA program, Nursing Home Administration Pathway Students receive Advanced Standing credit waivers for the three courses (listed below).  Students must meet current admission criteria and have satisfactorily completed all their requirements prior to beginning their graduate coursework at RWC.

  • MHA 580 Health Care Financial Management (5crs / 8wks)
  • MHA 600 Health Care Policy Ethics and Law (4crs / 6wks)
  • MHA 610 Human Resources in Health Care (3crs / 5wks)

Start Dates for Health Administration, M.S.

Attend class one night a week or completely online:

Jefferson Road Henrietta – Classroom Start Dates:

  • Program Start Date: October 10, 2018
  • Program Start Date: April 15, 2019

Online Start Date:

  • Program Start Date: March 5, 2019

NOTE: the NHA courses will occur at various times throughout the MHA program. The dates listed above are not the dates the NHA courses will run. Please email: to see when each specific course will start during the MHA program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boomer population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Now is a great time to obtain your Master’s degree and take your career to the next level.

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