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.
Consisting of sixteen courses, each 7.5 hours in length, the 120-hour program is taught by Penn State University faculty and SMEs (subject matter experts). Enrollment is on-going: begin in the spring and finish in the fall, or begin in the fall and finish in the spring. The fall session has 8 classes and the spring session has 8.
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.
Delivery: Live online via Zoom
Dates: Monday and Wednesday evenings, September 28-November 18
Time: 6:00 pm-9:30pm
Cost: $175 per 7.5 hour class
(16 classes totaling $2,800 for all 120 hours of training)
Fall 2020 Schedule
September 28 & 30
Personnel Management & Labor Relations (H P A 5043)
October 5 & 7
Dietary Department & Resident Nutrition (H P A 5050)
October 10 & 12
Third Party Registration (H P A 5044)
October 19 & 21
October 26 & 28
Nursing Department & Resident Care (H P A 5046)
November 2 & 4
Facility Support Services: Building/Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply (H P A 5049)
November 9 & 11
Strategic Planning (H P A 5053)
November 16 & 18
Rehabilitation Services and Special Care Services (H P A 5047)
Many US states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.