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NHA 120-HOUR PROGRAM

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120-Hour Nursing Home Administration (NHA) Program

The 120-hour Introduction to Nursing Home Administration program allows students to pursue professional development in this rapidly evolving field. See below to view answers to frequently asked questions about the NHA program.

When does the next Nursing Home Administrator class start?

Starting on September 6, 2022, the 120-hour program will be offered as a semester-long course. It is still offered completely online but there will be a daily schedule to follow. Each week, learners complete online course requirements asynchronously (on-demand recorded presentations) with options to engage in scheduled live interactive webinars each Tuesday. For those unable to attend these live webinars, learners may review these as recorded sessions post-class.

How do I qualify to take the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator license examination?

The Pennsylvania regulations offer 11 options for an individual to become qualified to sit for the Nursing Home Administrator examination. For complete information regarding the Pennsylvania licensing examination and related qualifications, view the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Code (Title 49, Chapter 39).

Download our Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator License Examination Application Requirements [PDF] to view a summary.

Will you assist me in completing a Nursing Home Administrator In Training (AIT) program?

PCOM does not have the ability to arrange Nursing Home Administrator In Training programs. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a nursing home and a nursing home administrator who is willing to train the applicant in an AIT program.

What else do I need to include in my application for the Nursing Home Administrator examination in PA?

A complete application checklist is available on the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) website.

Will I receive a certificate of completion at the end of each session?

A certificate of completion will be provided to you once you have completed all the modules for the 120-hour course. You will submit this certificate with your NHA license application.

Can I take these courses to qualify for the Nursing Home Administrator exam in any other state?

The PCOM 120-hour course is currently approved by the state of Pennsylvania. If you would like to apply it toward another state’s requirements for the NHA exam application, we will work with you on an individual basis to apply for approval in that state.

What if I have a question or a problem while I am taking the course?

You can contact us during normal business hours for assistance. Contact information will be provided once you register for the course.

How do I prepare for the Nursing Home Administrator exam?

PCOM’s 120-Hour course covers a wide variety of information regarding Nursing Home Administration. You will gain expertise during your practical experience in nursing home administration, such as during the Nursing Home Administrator in Training program. There are also a variety of test-prep resources, including practice tests, available online. A list of resource and reference books will be provided to you at the start of the 120-hour course.

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