Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Industry Information

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 a knowledge core of education for those interested in pursuing a career in the long term care administration field. The courses may also serve to 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).

For information on qualifying for this training please visit this page.

The spring session (9 classes) will begin on March 5 and go through May 7, 2016.

Program Information:

All classes are held on Saturdays, 8am-4:30pm.

Enrollment is ongoing-begin with either session and then return the next session to complete all 16 classes.


$2496 for all 16 classes in the 120-hour training.

Cost: $156 per class

Program Schedule

Spring 2016 -  Session I (9 classes)

March 5-May 7 (no class on March 25/26)

  • 3/5 - Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance - Register 
  • 3/12 - The Role of Government in Healthcare Policy Regulation and Reimbursement - Register
  • 3/19 - Health Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records, and Diagnostic Services - Register
  • 4/2 - Administration, Organization, and Management of the Long-Term Care Facility - Register 
  • 4/9 - Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights - Register
  • 4/16 - The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management - Register
  • 4/23 - Preparation for Licensure/Certification/Accreditation Surveys and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements - Register  
  • 4/30 - Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting -   Register
  • 5/7 - Risk Management, Safety and Insurance - Register

Fall 2016 - Session II (7 classes)

September 10 - October 29

  • Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition
  • Facility Support Services: Building/Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply
  • Rehabilitation Services and Special Care Services
  • Third Party Reimbursement
  •  Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  •  Strategic Planning, Safety, and Insurance
  •  Gerontology, Diseases of Aging, and Death and Dying