All programs previously offered by ICER
now offered through Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine
New master’s program adds to credentials earned through
120-hour course, refresher courses and continuing education
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is now a comprehensive provider of nursing home administration courses required for Pennsylvania licensure and license retention and also offers a new master’s program in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration (ALTCA). Director of the PCOM master’s program is Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN-BC CWCN CALA NHA FCPP.
PCOM now offers all programs previously offered by the Institute for Continuing Education & Research (ICER), including the proven 120-Hour Introduction to Nursing Home Administration course, refresher courses and convenient continuing education courses also are now included in the master’s program. Director of the 120-Hour Course is Grace Harrison, MPA NHA.
Training leaders for the future
The ALTCA master’s program at PCOM has been designed to train a new generation of leaders for long-term care services, including home- and community-based care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
The 36-credit ALTCA program is designed for three distinct groups:
- Students who possess a nursing home administrator (NHA) license who want to pursue studies to enhance their knowledge of aging, administration, leadership, and organizational design. (Most students possessing a valid NHA license will be able to transfer a total of 6 credits, reducing the number of credits needed for graduation to 30.)
- Students who choose to pursue a master's degree while simultaneously preparing for licensure as a nursing home administrator (NHA).
- Students interested in aging who seek to focus their graduate studies on aging services.
A key component of the ALTCA program is the Nursing Home Administration 120-hour program, which satisfies the educational requirement for licensure in Pennsylvania.
Over 150 Hours of CEUs Available
Every individual class within the 120-Hour Course is registered with and has been certified by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), and can be taken to fulfill licensed administrators' biennial continuing education requirements in addition to meeting pre-licensure requirements. PCOM also offers 32 hours of continuing education courses for licensed administrators twice a year, totaling more than 150 hours of NHA, NAB credit available every six-month cycle.