The 120-Hour Course


In order to become eligible for the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administration state license examination, most applicants need to complete a 120-hour course of continuing education that has been pre-approved specifically to meet that eligibility requirement.

The ICER "Introduction to Nursing Home Administration" course consists of the sessions needed to meet the 120-hour requirement.

The 120-hour course costs $2,950. The fee includes: All materials on a flash drive, certificates of attendance, continental breakfasts and snacks.

If you are a licensed NHA in need of credits, you may attend individual sessions within the 120-Hour Course, as they are also pre-approved by the board and can be taken toward maintaining licensure. The fee is $195 for each session.

 
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Schedule of Classes for 120-Hour NHA Program

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Nursing Department and Resident Care Management

Participants will understand the structure of the nursing department, the levels of nursing staff, developing appropriate PPD levels, the role of the RNAC in the MDS process, education and supervision of staff, and the federal and state regulations that specifically govern the nursing department. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Preparing for Licensure/Certification/ Accreditation Surveys and Meeting Other Regulatory Requirements

An overview of how regulations are enforced, how administrators can do mock surveys and how JCAHO surveys are done. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Government, Third Party Reimbursement and the Cost Report

Participants will understand the role of the government, Medicare/Medicaid and other insurers in the payment of nursing home costs. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rehabilitation Services and Special Care Services

Two instructors from Genesis Rehab Services look at the delivery of rehab services, the formulation of a restorative nursing program, billing for services, and MDS and care plans. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Risk Management, Safety and Insurance

Facilities risk management examines how nursing homes manage their internal and external risks, including disaster planning and fire safety. Clinical risk management focuses on the proactive steps needed to minimize risks, including falls, pressure ulcers, medication errors and elopements. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fiscal Management, Budgeting and Accounting

An overview of accounting, budgeting, insurance, assurance with financial requirements, cost reporting and the overall management of the financial department in the facility. Learn how to budget for various departments. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Strategic Planning, Marketing and Public Relations

An overview of admissions and marketing using various sources of media to establish a presence in the community. The PR component considers management of positive and negative media reports. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Personnel Management and Labor Relations

An overview of human resources and labor relations, unions/non-union facilities. Instructor offers many resources that give NHAs a better understanding of human resources. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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

Participants will understand the methods of managing support services, including laundry, housekeeping, central supply and grounds maintenance, and will be provided information that will aid in identifying problematic areas and methods for improvement. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Health Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records and Diagnostic Services

A pharmacist discusses pharmacy management, education, access and regulations pertaining to the control of medications. A clinical records specialist speaks about the management of records and diagnostic services. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Administration, Organization and Management (State Refresher)

The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Understanding Regulations, Deficiencies and Plans of Correction and Quality Assurance (Federal Refresher)

The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Administration, Organization and Management (Federal Refresher)

The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved this class for 7.5 clock hours and 7.5 participant hours.
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