Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training

The spring session is full for new students.  Space has been reserved for returning students who started last fall.  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:


The spring class is full.  To be placed on a wait list please call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

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.

Tuition Payments:

Call the Registration Office at 814-867-4973 to make tuition payments.  Please reference the course numbers below when paying for the classes.

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, HPA 5045-005

March 18-The Nursing Department and Resident Care..., HPA 5046-003

March 25-Health Support Services: Pharmacy..., HPA 5048-004

April 1-Administration, Organization, and Management of the Long-Term Care Facility, HPA 5039-003

April 8-The Role of Government in Healthcare Policy Regulation and Reimbursement, HPA 5041-008

April 15, no class

April 22-Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights, HPA 5051-003

April 29-Preparation for Licensure/Certification/Accreditation Surveys and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements, HPA 5038-006

May 6-Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting, HPA 5042-004

May 13-Risk Management..., HPA 5052


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...