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.
Spring 2023 Schedule
Delivery: Live online via Zoom
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 per 7.5 hour class
|Course||Start Date||End Date||Registration|
|HPA 5052 - Risk Management, Safety, and Insurance||Tuesday, January 17||Wednesday, January 18||Register here|
|HPA 5038 - Preparing for Licensure, Certification, Accreditation, Surveys, and other Regulatory Requirements||Monday, January 23||Wednesday, January 25||Register here|
|HPA 5045 - Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance||Monday, January 30||Wednesday, February 1||Register here|
|HPA 5048 - Health Support Services, Pharmacy, Medical Records, and Diagnostic Services||Monday, February 6||Wednesday, February 8||Register here|
|HPA 5051 - Social Services, Family/Community Relationships and Resident Rights||Monday, February 13||Wednesday, February 15||Register here|
|HPA 5046 - Nursing Department, Resident Care||Tuesday, February 21||Wednesday, February 22||Register here|
|HPA 5039 - Administration, Organization, and Management of the Long Term Care Facility||Monday, February 27||Wednesday, March 1||Register here|
|HPA 5041 - Government in Healthcare Policy, Regulations, and Reimbursements||Monday, March 6||Wednesday, March 8||Register here|
|HPA 5053 - Strategic Planning, Marketing||Monday, March 13||Wednesday, March 15||Register here|
|HPA 5049 - Facilities Management||Monday, March 20||Wednesday, March 22||Register here|
|HPA 5040 - Gerontology and Diseases of Aging||Monday, March 27||Wednesday, March 29||Register here|
|HPA 5044 - Third Party Reimbursements||Monday, April 3||Wednesday, April 5||Register here|
|HPA 5043 - Personnel Management and Labor Relations||Monday, April 10||Wednesday, April 12||Register here|
|HPA 5050 - Dietary Department, Resident Nutrition||Monday, April 17||Wednesday, April 19||Register here|
|HPA 5047 - Rehabilitation Services and Special Care||Monday, April 24||Wednesday, April 25||Register here|
|HPA 5042 - Fiscal Management, Budgeting and Accounting||Monday, May 1||Wednesday, May 3||Register here|