Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Nursing Home Administrator Training Program

Do you need NHA CE credits to maintain your Pennsylvania license?  Join us for any/all of the programs below and earn .75 CEUs with each class!

Convenient classes are offered Saturdays from 8:00am-4:30pm.

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 the PA State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators webpage.

Qualifying for the NHA Examination

View the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators NHA Exam Application to see which of the 11 different ways to qualify bests describes you:


Next session begins in March.  Registration will open on January 18. Initial registration is completed over the phone with Theresa Bloom, 215-881-7402. Class size is limited to 20.

Enrollment is on-going; begin in the spring finish in the fall or begin in the fall and finish in the spring.  The spring session has 9 classes and the fall session has 7.  The full 120-hour training is comprised of the 16 individual classes (see list below).


$2800 for all 16 classes in the 120-hour training

Penn State Alumni/US Veteran Discount: 10%

Cost: $175 per class

Payment options: you can pay all at once, by semester or pay as you go.  For more information call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

Time: Saturdays, 8:00am-4:30pm

Information: Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402


Spring 2017

March 11-Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance

March 18-The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management

March 25-Health Support Services: Pharmacy...

April 1-Administration, Organization, and Management of the Long-Term Care Facility

April 8-The Role of Government in Healthcare Policy Regulation and Reimbursement

April 22-Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

April 29-Preparation for Licensure/Certification/Accreditation Surveys and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements

May 6-Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

May 13-Risk Management...


Fall 2017 Session

September 9 - October 28

In no particular order the fall NHA classes are:

Personnel Management...


Facility Support...

Strategic Planning...

Rehabilitation Services...

Third Party Reimbursement...