Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

The fall 2017 session will begin in September.  Please check back for registration information or call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

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:

NHA Exam Application



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: Full payment for semester is due at a time of registration: $1400 for fall and $1400 for spring.

Tuition Payments:

Call the Registration Office at 814-867-4973 to make tuition payments. 

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

Information: Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402

Spring 2017

May 13-Risk Management

Location: Penn State Abington @ 611

1475 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001

Parking is right outside the building.


Scroll down the page for directions to PSA @ 611

Fall 2017 Session-Registration will open July 12

September 9 - October 28

In no particular order the fall NHA classes are:

Personnel Management...


Facility Support...

Strategic Planning...

Rehabilitation Services...

Third Party Reimbursement...


The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management