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.
Strategic Planning, Marketing and Public Relations
Social Services, Family and Community Relationships and Resident Rights
Preparation for Licensure/Certification/Accreditation Surveys and Meeting other Regulatory Requirements
Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Corrections and Quality Assurance
Facility Support Services: Building /Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry and Central Supply
Gerontology, Diseases of Aging, Death & Dying
Rehabilitation Services and Special Care Services
Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility
Third Party Reimbursement
Risk Management, Safety and Insurance
The Role of the Government in Health Care Policy Regulation
Health Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records and Diagnostic Services
Fiscal Management, Budget and Accounting
Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management
March, April, May 2015
Friday and Saturday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courses may be taken individually for $175 each for Continuing Education credit
*Weekly payment plan available.