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Nursing Home Administrator Certification - Non-Credit (0010)

Do you desire to work in a long-term skilled nursing home?  The Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) certificate is your first step in reaching your goal.  This 136-hour program provides you with a core of knowledge required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. 

Graduates are able to enter the workforce as Nursing Home Administrator, once you successfully receive an NHA certification.

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Our 136-hour program gives you the necessary knowledge needed and mandated by the PA State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. In our program, you will be taught the responsibilities held by a nursing home administrator, which includes staffing, financial management, supervising residential care, marketing and community outreach. In the end, you will be prepared to sit for the Nursing Home Administrators licensure.

Our program is broken down into 16 modules, which can either be taken within the full program or as stand-alone courses for those who wish to take them for continuing education units.  In addition, you can take a 16-hour review course.

Upom successful completion of this certificate, you will be prepared to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to become a successful nursing home adminstrator (NHA)

Modules are schedule to meet either Fridays or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.  In addition, a $5 food voucher for each module is include in the tuition and is to be used at Homestead Village’s dining facility.


  • View summaries of our noncredit courses at HACC by browsing our schedule.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Our certificate is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. If you wish to continue your education, you may enroll in any one of HACC's associate degree programs.

Once you complete an associate degree, you can continue your education by having your associate degree credits transferred to a four-year school and pursue a Bachelor's Degree.

For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at Homestead Village, Lancaster.

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are approximately 200 scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.

You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Please use the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section to contact us to learn start dates and enrollment deadlines.

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