Nursing Home Administration (Courses)

Non-degree Course Sequence

Begin your journey to become a fully licensed Nursing Home Administrator in New York State (NYS) with this 5-course sequence offered completely online. Roberts Wesleyan College is one of the few colleges/universities in New York State to offer all five courses required by NYS Department of Health (DOH). Among other qualifications for licensure, applicants must also have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. To learn more about all 6 qualifications required by New York State for licensure, visit the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) website

NOTE: The Master’s in Health Administration includes 3 of the 5 courses required by NYS.

5 Courses Offered Completely Online:

  1. NHA 450 – Nursing Home Administration (4crs / 6wks)
  2. NHA 380 – Health Care Financial Management (5crs / 8 wks)
  3. NHA 400 – Health Care Policy, Law & Ethics (4crs / 6 wks)
  4. SOC 300 NH - Gerontology (3crs / 5wks)
  5. NHA 410 – Human Resources in Health Care (3crs / 5wks) 

*Total credits earned = 20 credits in 31 weeks

NOTE: Completion of these 5-courses does not result in a certificate, but rather satisfies NYSDOH "Qualification 3" toward becoming a Nursing Home Administrator. To view all 6 qualifications required for licensure by NYSDOH, please visit:

For questions please contact the Nursing Home Administrator Licensure, please contact New York State Department of Health:

New York State Department of Health
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Bureau of Professional Credentialing
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

Program/Course Cost:

  • Total cost for all (5) courses = $8,240
  • Each course is available at $412 per credit hour, which is the current Pathway Program cost per credit hour. 
  • NOTE: Students taking the Nursing Home Administration non-degree course sequence are not eligible for Financial Aid (loans or grants). 

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution.

To Register for Courses: 

To see when courses are offered please check the Pathway Courses schedule. 

If you are a health care professional with at least a bachelor's degree and want to work toward licensure in New York State to become a licensed nursing home administrator, then contact: 

To register for classes, contact:

Karen Snook, Pathway Program Coordinator
Office Phone: 585-594-6905