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 core knowledge for those interested in pursuing a career in the long term care administration field. The courses may also satisfy State of Pennsylvania license renewal requirements.
NHA Course Scope
Consisting of sixteen courses, each 7.5 hours in length, the 120-hour program is taught by Penn State University Instructors and SMEs (subject matter experts). Enrollment is ongoing and registrations are rolling so students can begin at any time (after reviewing eligibility and requirements to attain a NHA License.) These sixteen courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters online with Penn State Abington
This training program satisfies the 120-hour education component as part of the NHA exam candidate application. For information on qualifying for the NHA exam please visit the PA State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators webpage.