Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

The Fall NHA Program Registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on a wait list or to be notified when the spring session registration opens please send a note to

When: Saturdays, March 3-April 28, 2018 (no class on March 31)

Where: Penn State Abington

Room/Building: TBD

Campus Map/Directions

While the campus address is 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA  19001-it is important to print up a campus map as the Conference Center is located across campus.  If you use GPS and put the address in you will find yourself at the Sutherland Building.

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Cost: $2800 ($1400 each for the fall and spring session)

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!

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:

NHA Exam Application


Registration: opens on July 12 for the fall session.  Call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402 to register for the fall session.

Enrollment is on-going; begin in the spring finish in the fall or begin in the fall and finish in the spring.  The fall session has 8 classes and the spring session has 8.  The full 120-hour training is comprised of 16 individual classes: 8 classes each in fall and spring.

Information: Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402


The fall classes are:

9/23/17 Strategic Planning… REGISTER, HPA 5053
9/30/17 Gerontology, HPA 5040  REGISTER
10/7/17 Facility Management, HPA 5049  REGISTER
10/14/17 Nutrition, HPA 5050 REGISTER
10/21/17 Third Party Reimbursement, HPA 5044 REGISTER
10/28/17 Nursing Dept. & Resident Care, HPA 5046 REGISTER
11/4/17 Rehabilitation Services,  HPA 5047 REGISTER
11/11/17 Labor Relations, HPA 5043  REGISTER

Spring 2018 Session begins in March or April for 8 weeks.  The spring classes in no particular order are:

The Role of Government in Healthcare Policy Regulation and Reimbursement

Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

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

Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance

Health Care Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records, and Diagnostic Services

Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

Risk Management, Safety, and Insurance

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