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 faculty and subject matter experts (SMEs). Enrollment is ongoing: begin in the spring and finish in the fall, or begin in the fall and finish in the spring. The fall and spring sessions each have eight classes, for a total of sixteen sessions.
This training program satisfies the 120-hour education component as part of the NHA exam candidate application. For information on qualifying for the Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) exam, please visit requirements for admission to licensing examination; examination procedures.
Delivery: Live online via Zoom
Dates: Monday and Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 per 7.5 hour class
(16 classes totaling $2,800 for all 120 hours of training)
Nursing Home Administrator Spring 2022 Schedule
April 4 and 6 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Dietary Department, Resident Nutrition (HPA 5050)
Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition - Program will address the nutritional needs of the elderly resident. Common eating problems/digestive problems will present the importance of assessing and corresponding treatment will be discussed.
April 11 and 13 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Strategic Planning (HPA 5053)
Strategic planning, marketing, and public relations module will describe concepts of marketing and public relations in the long-term care facility. Defining and utilizing the mission statement and goal setting to develop a strategic plan will be presented.
Nursing Home Administrator Fall 2022 Schedule
October 10 and 12 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
PA Nursing Homes: Government in Healthcare Policy and Regulation (HPA 5041)
The Role of Government in Health Care Policy Regulation and Reimbursement - This module discusses government involvement in establishing long term care rules and regulations.