This program is offered to Penn State Berks students in partnership with Penn State Abington.
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 with eight courses offered in each fall and spring term.
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.
Live online via Zoom
Monday and Wednesday evenings*
$185 per 7.5 hour class
(*occasionally schedule adjusted due to holiday, instructor conflict)
NHA Fall 2023 Schedule
|HPA 5048 - Health Support Services||9/11/23||9/13/23||Register|
|HPA 5051 - Social Services, Family/Community Relationships and Resident Rights||9/18/23||9/20/23||Register|
|HPA 5046 - Nursing Department, Resident Care||9/25/23||9/27/23||Register|
|HPA 5039 - Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility||10/2/23||10/4/23||Register|
|HPA 5041 - Government in Healthcare Policy, Regulations and Reimbursements||10/9/23||10/11/23||Register|
|HPA 5053 - Strategic Planning||10/16/23||10/18/23||Register|
|HPA 5049 - Facilities Management||10/23/23||10/25/23||Register|
|HPA 5040 - Gerontology, Diseases of Aging||10/30/23||11/1/23||Register|
|HPA 5043 - Personnel Management, Labor Relations||11/13/23||11/15/23||Register|
|HPA 5042 - Fiscal Management, Budgeting and Accounting||11/27/23||11/29/23||Register|
|HPA 5047 - Rehabilitation Services and Special Care||12/4/23||12/6/23||Register|
|HPA 5050 - Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition||12/11/23||12/13/23||Register|
|HPA 5044 - Third Party Reimbursement||12/18/23||12/20/23||Register|
NHA Spring 2024 Schedule
|Course||Start Date||End Date||Registration|
|HPA 5052 Risk Management||1/16/24||1/17/24||Register|
|HPA 5038 Preparing for Licensure||1/22/24||1/24/24||Register|
|HPA 5045 - Understanding Regulations||1/29/24||1/31/24||Register|
|HPA 5048 - Health Support Services||2/4/24||2/6/24||Register|
|HPA 5051 - Social Services, Family/Community Relationships and Resident Rights||2/12/24||2/14/24||Register|
|HPA 5046 - Nursing Department, Resident Care||2/20/24||2/21/24||Available 9/25/23|
|HPA 5039 - Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility||2/26/24||2/28/24||Available 10/2/23|
|HPA 5041 - Government in Healthcare Policy, Regulations and Reimbursements||3/4/24||3/6/24||Available 10/9/23|
NHA Professional Licensure
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.
Attention Current NHAs:
Do you need NHA CE credits to maintain your Pennsylvania license? Join us for any/all of the programs above and earn .75 CEUs with each class!
If you are a currently licensed NHA in Pennsylvania you are eligible to sit for the PCHA exam. Call the Continuing Education Office at 215-881-7400 to schedule the exam.