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Nursing Home Administrator


The practice of nursing home administration means planning, organizing, directing and managing the operation, as well as implementing the policies of a nursing home. This includes but is not limited to making operating decisions, ensuring fiscal responsibility, providing general supervision, employing and discharging staff, programming and ongoing evaluation of the care and services provided in the nursing home to ensure the health and safety of the residents, visitors and staff and, where appropriate, integrating the services of the nursing home with the community’s health resources.

Licensing Requirements:

To ensure that the administrators who manage New York State's skilled nursing facilities have mastered a specific body of knowledge and can demonstrate the skills and abilities essential to competent practice within the profession, the New York State Department of Health, Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators issues a license to individuals who meet specific qualifications and pass a nursing home administrator licensing examination.

Applicants seeking to become licensed as a nursing home administrator in New York State must apply to the New York State Health Department, Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. The requirements and application can be found at:New York State Department of Health Nursing Home Administrator

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2018 there were 212 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2018 there were 1,513 active licenses for this occupation

Licensing Authority:

New York State Department of Health
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Bureau of Professional Credentialing
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206-1388
Phone: 1-877-877-1827
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification :

11-9111 - Medical and Health Services Managers
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/10/19.

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