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.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators approved specialty program is designed to provide a core knowledge of education for those interested in pursuing a career in the long term care administration field. The courses may also serve to satisfy Pennsylvania license renewal requirements.
Consisting of 16 courses, each 7.5 hours in length, the 120-hour program is taught by Penn State University approved instructors who are subject matter experts in each topic. You may register for the entire program or choose to take individual courses as needed.
Call (814) 375-4715 if you wish to take individual courses at $150 per course.
Questions regarding PA licensure requirements should be directed to:
State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
P. O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Please visit the state board page for information on the admissions requirements for this training.
* Cancellations and Refunds
Payment is due upon registration. Registration cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until one week prior to the first class. After that, the individual may be held responsible for registration and fees. The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Strategic Planning, Marketing
Gerontology, Diseases of Aging
Facility Support Services
Dietary Department and Resident Nutrition
Nursing Department and Resident Care
Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
The Role of Government in Healthcare Policy Regulation and Reimbursement
Preparation for Licensure/Certification/Accreditation Surveys and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements
Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting
Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights
Health Care Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records, and Diagnostic Services
Risk Management, Safety, and Insurance
Administration, Organization, and Management of the Long-Term Care Facility
(Class schedule is subject to change. Please call the office when scheduling individual courses.)
Professional Licensure and Certification Compliance
Many US states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.