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Nursing Home Administrator 120-Hour Training Program

Are you interested in becoming a nursing home administrator? Are you a nursing home administrator who needs NHA CE credits to maintain your Pennsylvania license? Join us for any/all of the programs below and earn .75 CEUs with each class or to satisfy license requirement! While most of the course is classroom based, this program does include an experiential learning module that will enable student to become immersed in the day-to-day operations of a multi-level care facility.

The Spring 2022 NHA Program registration is now open!

    Registration

    We encourage online registration for the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator Training Program. If you would like a pdf version of the registration form, please contact Melissa Szmal mmm354@psu.edu.

    Registration contact

    Please contact Melissa Szmal (mmm354@psu.edu), Ann Goeke (agg12@psu.edu) or call 814-863-5100 for registration questions.

    Program contact

    For program content questions, contact Francis King, fjk14@psu.edu.

    Modules and Schedule

    Modules will be held as detailed below from [8:00-4:30].

    January 14, 2022 — The Role of Government in Health Policy and Regulation

    This module discusses government involvement in establishing long-term care rules and regulations.

    *Saturday* January 15, 2022 — Preparation for Licensure Certification Accreditation Surveys, and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements

    This module assesses the preparation for surveys and inspections leading to accreditation. Standards of state and federal regulations are reviewed.

    January 21, 2022 — Gerontology, Diseases of Aging

    This class presents the biological and psychosocial theories of the aging process. The stages of death and dying process will be discussed at length.

    January 28, 2022 — Dietary Department and Resident Care

    This program will address the nutritional needs of the elderly resident. Common eating problems/digestive problems will present the importance of assessing and corresponding treatment will be discussed.

    *Saturday* January 29, 2022 — Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

    This session focuses on the financial management of the long-term care facility, budgeting, and accounting.

    February 4, 2022 — The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management

    This program focuses on the complete nursing care of the resident, utilizing a planned interdisciplinary process. Patient rights, confidentiality, and individualized needs of the resident are preserved. Staff communication skills and ethical behavior are promoted.

    February 11, 2022 — Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

    This session focuses on administration, organization, and management of the long-term care facility, with emphasis on current and future health care issues.

    February 18, 2022 — Rehabilitation Services and Special Care

    This module discusses resident's rights to assessments, treatments, and service delivery systems of the long-term care facility.

    February 25, 2022 — Third Party Reimbursement

    Long-term care insurance reimbursements are discussed with case presentations and the appeal process.

    *Saturday* February 26, 2022 — Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility

    This class explores the regulations and role of social services in the long-term care facility. Available services to meet resident needs for family and community involvement are discussed.

    March 4, 2022 — Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies, Plans of Corrections, and Quality Assurance

    This class presents understanding of compliance of state and federal regulations to prevent deficiencies. Focuses on examples of citations and guidelines to develop an appropriate plan of action. Discusses importance of a quality assurance program to assist in the process.

    March 11, 2022 — *No Class, Spring Break*

    March 18, 2022 — Health Support Services

    This class will discuss the pharmaceutical requirements of the elderly as well as regulations regarding safe drug and treatment administration. Other diagnostic services and components of the clinical record will also be presented.

    March 25, 2022 — Risk Management

    This session describes risk management in a long-term care facility. Liability and safety issues, insurance issues, and worker compensation issues will be presented.

    April  1, 2022 — Personnel Management and Labor Relations

    This program addresses personnel issues and labor relations in the long-term care setting. Performance appraisals, employee benefits, staff development, and communication skills are addressed.

    April 8, 2022 — Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Public Relations

    This module will describe concepts of marketing and public relations in the long-term care facility. Defining and utilizing the mission statement and goal setting to develop a strategic plan will be presented.

    April 15, 2022 - *Good Friday, No Class*

    April 22, 2022 — Facility Support Services: Building/Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply

    This module will present the regulations governing the external and internal physical environment of the long-term care facility.

    April 29, 2022 — Industry Professionals Presentations

    Module numbers, classes, and dates for Long Term Care Administration Program training programs

    Module #

    Title

    Instructor

    Date

    Day

    3

    The Role of Government in Health Policy and Regulation

    Robert Etchells

    1/14/22

    Friday

     

    7

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

    Robert Etchells

    1/15/22

    Saturday

    2

    Gerontology, Diseases of Aging

    Greg Seiple

    1/21/22

    Friday

    13

    Dietary Department and Resident Care

    Tracy Shella

    1/28/22

    Friday

    4

    Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

    Frank King

    1/29/22

    Saturday

    9

    The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management

    Greg Seiple

    2/4/22

    Friday

    14

    Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

    Colleen Engler

    2/11/22

    Friday

    10

    Rehabilitation Services and Special Care

    Sandra Kowalcyk

    2/18/22

    Friday

    6

    Third Party Reimbursement

    Brian Bosak

     

    2/25/22

    Friday

    1

    Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility

    Frank King

    2/26/22

    Saturday

    8

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

    Deborah Kennedy

    3/4/22

    Friday

     

    SPRING BREAK

     

    3/11/22

     

    11

    Health Support Services

    Jen Urso

    3/18/22

    Friday

    15

    Risk Management

    Michael Herald

    3/25/22

    Friday

    5

    Personnel Management and Labor Relations

    Frank King

    4/1/22

    Friday

    16

    Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Public Relations

    Frank King

    4/8/22

     

     

    Good Friday, No Class

     

    4/15/22

    Friday

    12

    Facility Support Services: Building/Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply

    Frank King

    4/22/22

    Friday

     

    Industry Professionals Presentations

     

     

    4/29/22

    Friday

    Where

    The program has been planned as in-person instruction. Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, it may be necessary to move to a hybrid model or synchronous remote instruction.

    Time

    8 am - 4:30 pm Fridays (please note there are 3 classes that meet on Saturday)

    Cost

    $200 per class (16 classes totaling $2500 for all 120 hours of training).

    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 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

    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.

    View the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators NHA Exam Application to see which way to qualify bests describes you.

    Registration and Fees

    You may either register for the full program or select the individual modules you need. The registration fee is $2,500 for the full program (16 modules) or $200 per module.

    We encourage online registration for the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator Training Program. If you would like a pdf copy of the registration form, please contact Melissa Szmal at mmm354@psu.edu. Registration and payment must be received at least five days prior to the start of the first module you are attending.

    Cancellation

    If your request to cancel is received at least 5 business days in advance, we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request to conferences@outreach.psu.edu. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.

    Access

    Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the program planner at 814-863-5100 at least two weeks prior to the program.