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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 2020 NHA Program registration will open soon.

Registration contact

Please contact Peggy Plunkett (pup89@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 17, 2020 — Third Party Reimbursement

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

January 24, 2020 — The Role of Government in Health Policy and Regulation

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

*Saturday* January 25, 2020 — 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 31, 2020 — 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.

February 1, 2020 — Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

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

February 7, 2020 — 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 14, 2020 — 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.

February 21, 2020 — Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

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.

February 28, 2020 — 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 29, 2020 — 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 6, 2020 — 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 20, 2020 — Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility

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

March 27, 2020 — 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 3, 2020 — 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 17, 2020 — 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 24, 2020 — 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.

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

Module #

Title

Date

Industry Professionals Presentations

5/1/20

1

Administration, Organization and Management of the Long Term Care Facility

3/20/20

2

Gerontology, Diseases of Aging

1-31-2020

3

The Role of Government in Health Policy and Regulation

1/24/20

4

Fiscal Management, Budgeting, and Accounting

2/1/20

5

Personnel Management and Labor Relations

4/3/20

6

Third Party Reimbursement

1/17/20

7

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

1/25/20

8

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

3/6/20

9

The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management

2/7/20

10

Rehabilitation Services and Special Care

2/28/20

11

Health Support Services

2/29/20

12

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

4/24/20

13

Dietary Department and Resident Care

2/14/20

14

Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Resident Rights

2/21/20

15

Risk Management

3/27/20

16

Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Public Relations

4/17/20

Where

Penn State University Park Campus
Room/Building: TBA at a later date*

There is one portion of this course that will take students out of the classroom for an experiential module at a multi-level care facility. This module will allow student to become immersed in the day-to-day operations of a facility.

Time

8am - 4:30pm 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

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.

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.

To register, please complete the above form and submit it, along with payment, to the address or fax number on the form. Registration forms 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.