Certified Nursing Home Administrator

Nursing Home Administration is a specialized area of medical and health services management. Nursing Home Administrators are responsible for running effective and efficient nursing homes, and related facilities, that comply with all state and federal requirements and health and safety codes. They are responsible for patient admissions, facility operations, personnel management, accounting, budget planning and more. TTI guides students in the completion of a Excelsior College Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or Health Sciences that includes the following required courses: Nursing Home Administration, Health Care Financial Management, Legal Issues in Healthcare, Gerontology, and Personnel Management.


Each state requires Nursing Home Administrators to be licensed, which requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an institute of higher learning, supplemented by additional coursework. Completion of an internship and a comprehensive examination is also mandatory. In addition, candidates must be at least 21 years of age and have US citizenship.

To become a nursing home administrator, a board-approved internship is required. Internships fulfill licensing requirements and build students’ experience with organizational operations and decision-making processes. Internships are usually completed in 9-12 months.


The program can be completed in approximately 18 months.


The cost of this program is approximately $11,500. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Students with an interest in improving the long-term care system will excel in the area of nursing home administrator.
  • Completion of this course will prepare you to take the licensure exam for nursing home administrator (NHA).
  • Learn regulatory codes, ethical codes of conduct, and marketing strategies, along with human resource management, governance, negligence, and patient rights in the nursing home environment.

You must score a minimum of 65-70% to pass. In addition, Nursing Home Administrators have to complete 48 continuing education credits every 2 years to maintain their license.

The job market is very competitive, with a starting annual salary of $76,000 -$100,000.