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

The 120-Hour Course also will be offered as part of PCOM’s new interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration (ALTCA) program. Registration for the master’s program is handled through the PCOM website. The Director of the PCOM master’s program is Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD RN-BC CWCN CALA NHA FCPP.

The 120-hour course costs $3,400. 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 $200 for each session.

 
Register for the 120-Hour Certificate Program

Apply for the Master's degree in ALTCA through PCOM

Schedule of Classes for 120-Hour NHA Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Risk Management, Safety and Insurance

This program focuses on the principles of clinical risk management, particularly issues involving falls, pressure ulcers, elopements, medication errors and other commonly identified issues in long-term care. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Health Support Services: Pharmacy, Medical Records and Diagnostic Services

This program provides an in-depth look at the role of the consulting pharmacist, the dispensing of medications and the role of the administrator in coordinating the delivery of pharmacy services. The second half of the program focuses on the role of medical records and the integrity of the clinical record. NAB 7.0 CEUs


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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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

This program focuses on the provision of housekeeping, maintenance and laundry services as well as insurance, fire safety and disaster preparedness. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fiscal Management, Budgeting and Accounting

The instructor provides an introduction to basic accounting principles necessary for the NHA as well as an understanding of budgeting and accounting. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Strategic Planning, Marketing and Public Relations

This program focuses on public relations, brochures, promotional materials, designing an strategic plan for an organization and developing marketing tools for the internet. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Government and Third Party Reimbursement

This program focuses on the corporate compliance and the prevention of fraud through the use of appropriate management and oversight. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Personnel Management and Labor Relations

This program focuses on union management and human resource issues. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

This interactive program provides an overview to the survey process. It utilizes the citations from various PA facilities to understand the method of answering 2567 forms and implementing appropriate interventions to address the root cause of issues. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Administration, Organization and Management (State Refresher)

This program provides an overview of administration and management focused on the Pennsylvania regulations. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Principles of Health Care Administration (Federal Refresher Part 1)

This two-day refresher on federal regulations and applications of these regulations using real-world examples. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Principles of Health Care Administration (Federal Refresher Part 2)

This two-day refresher on federal regulations and applications of these regulations using real-world examples. NAB 7.0 CEUs.


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