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
Time: 6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 per 7.5 hour class
(16 classes totaling $2,800 for all 120 hours of training)
Spring 2021 Schedule
January 18 and 20, 2021
(HPA 5052) Risk Management
Learn about Risk Management, Safety and Insurance in a Long-Term Care Facility. Liability, safety and workers compensation issues will also be presented.
January 25 and 27, 2021
(HPA 5038) Preparations for Licensure
Review of the preparation for Licensure certification, accreditation surveys and meeting other regulatory requirements. This module reviews the standards of state and federal regulations.
February 1 and 3, 2021
(HPA 5045) Understanding Regulations
Understanding regulations, deficiencies, plans of corrections and quality assurances. Overview of the compliance of state and federal regulations to prevent deficiencies. Examples of citations, appropriate plans of action and quality assurance are also presented.
February 8 and 10, 2021
(HPA 5048) Health Support Services
Review of health support services including pharmacy, medical records and diagnostic services. Will discuss pharmaceutical requirements of the elderly and regulations regarding safe drug and treatment administration.
February 15 and 17, 2021
(HPA 5051) Social Services, Family and Community
Overview of social services, family and community relationships and resident’s rights. Regulations and the role of social services in the Long Term Care community. Examples and resources that meet resident’s, family and community needs will be discussed.
February 22 and 24, 2021
(HPA 5042) Fiscal Management, Budget and Accounting
This session focuses on the financial management , budgeting and accounting of the Long Term Care Facility.
March 1 and 3, 2021
(HPA 5039) Administration and Organization of the Long Term Care Facility
This program discusses the administration, organization and management of the Long Term Care facility with an emphasis on current and future health care issues.
March 8 and 10, 2021
(HPA 5041) The Role of Government
Discussion of the Government involvement in establishing Long Term Care regulations and rules.
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.
For more information and to register contact:
Education Program Associate