Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

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Nursing Home Administrator

Industry Information

The role of the nursing home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments in the nursing home. The nursing home administrator must have effective communication, leadership, and business skills in order to be successful.


This Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators approved specialty program is designed to provide a knowledge core of education for those interested in pursuing a career in the long term care administration field. The courses may also serve to satisfy State of Pennsylvania license renewal requirements.  Consisting of sixteen courses, each 7.5 hours in length, the 120-hour program is taught by Penn State University faculty and area professionals.


For information on qualifying for this training please visit this page.


Format: We offer the training on Saturdays, from 8am-5pm


Registration for the fall session will open in June.

2015 Courses

To reserve your space in this training, please register for the first class, Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition. The registration link will be available by 5/28/15.

Class size is limited to 15. 


Registration in the September 12 class secures your seat in the NHA training. 


Fall-Session I-September 12 through October 31



Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition



Facility Support Services: Building/Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply


Social Services, Family and Community Relationships and Resident Rights


Rehabilitation Services and Special Care Services


Third Party Reimbursement


Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Strategic Planning, Safety, and Insurance




Spring-Session II

Dates to be determined




September 12-October 31

Complete all 16 courses on Saturdays in the fall, 2015  and spring, 2016.


$156.00 per class for those enrolled in the  NHA 120-hour training program

Registration & more info

Theresa Bloom

Theresa Bloom