Nursing Home Administration (Unit Two)

Registration is now open.


This program is offered live, online as an interactive virtual learning experience.

This program runs each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October 23, 2021 through December 4, 2021. See detailed schedule below.


The role of the nursing home administrator is to manage the day-to-day operations of a nursing home. This is accomplished through  planning and maintaining standards of care, supervising others, and providing leadership to all departments in the nursing home. By participating in this program, you will prepare yourself for the latest licensure examination topics while also prepare yourself for the complexities of becoming a nursing home administrator. The instructors share their expertise and experiences with you to help you immediately apply what you learn. We invite you to consider attending this highly respected program.

Full completion of the Nursing Home Administrator program will meet the educational requirements to allow participants to apply for the State of Michigan’s educational examination for licensure. Upon successful completion of the program, you may apply for a license. The State of Michigan will match your application to the education verification that we submit directly to the State upon successful completion of this program and all our requirements. You will then be eligible to take the CORE and LOS examinations administered through the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The State of Michigan will verify that you passed the examinations and met all other requirements before issuing you a license. Please go to the LARA site for instructions on applying for your license.

Please note: This program is for Michigan licensing only. Some participants near the Michigan state line have attended this program and subsequently worked in Michigan facilities once licensed.


All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Session 1  – Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
All Domains: Crisis Management – Successfully Leading Through a Pandemic

Session 2 – Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Customer Care: Best Practices Infection Control and the Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Session 3 – Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Environment: Review of Federal Regulations

Session 4 – Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Customer Care: What Happens As We Age and How It Shapes the Care and Services We Offer and Understanding How Chronic Disease Impacts Care and Services

Session 5 – Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Customer Supports and Services: Creating Meaning and Well-Being for Residents

Session 6 (Part 1) – Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon ET
Customer Services: Culinary Delights and Resident Choice

Session 6 (Part 2) – Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Person-Centered Care and Introduction to the Regulations

Required Attendance
The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock hours (90%). The instruction is delivered in four units. There are 6 sessions per unit, for a total of 24 sessions in the program. You are permitted to miss 2 of the 24 sessions without penalty or additional work required. You may miss up to two additional sessions but will need to complete additional assignments to demonstrate that you understand the materials from those missed sessions. After that, you will need to repeat units in order to earn the certificate and to be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

“I thought the Saturday classes were really convenient!”

– 2021 Program Graduate

Key Learning Objectives

Each unit will cover one or more areas of the NAB Examination: Customer Care, Supports, and Services; Human Resources; Management and Leadership; and Environment.

Unit One (Starts September 11, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET each Saturday)
Unit Two (Starts October 23, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET each Saturday)
Unit Three (Starts January 8, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET each Saturday)
Unit Four (Starts February 19, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET each Saturday)

Each unit will cover one or more areas of the NAB Examination: Customer Care, Supports and Services; Human Resources; Management and Leadership; and Environment.

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These learning outcomes will be achieved through faculty instruction, group discussions, and interactive exercises.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in nursing home administration and those individuals currently involved in health care administration who wish to review and update their skills in the field.

To register for the program, there are no educational requirements and there are no prerequisite classes. Any educational background is accepted, and participants of all educational levels have had success in our NHA program.


$925 per unit. You do not need to buy books. All materials will be provided to you during the program.

Payment Plans
Payment plans are available if arranged prior to the program start date. We typically divide the overall program fee into two or three payments, but we will consider other payment arrangements if provided in writing before the start of a unit. Please contact for more information.

Please note: Because this is a non-credit program, financial aid, scholarships, and tuition assistance are not available.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellation requested greater than 15 days prior to the start of a program will be processed without a cancellation fee. In these situations, any payments made will either be returned or credited towards a future program. All credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Cancellations requested within 15 days prior to the start of the program will be limited to unexpected emergency situations and are subject to a cancellation fee. Participant substitutions are welcome at any time prior to the start of the program. If a registered participant does not attend the program and does not notify us in advance, the participant will be charged the full program fee.

How To Register

You can register right on our website using the Registration button at the top of this page. This is a non-credit program, and you do not need to apply to Michigan State University as a student.

This program is composed of four units. You can start with any unit. To complete the entire program, you will need to register for and attend all four units. You may sign up for one unit at time or you may register for all four units at the same time. Though you do not need to start with Unit One, though the units do need to be taken in order. You can start the program with the next available unit. For example, you could start with Unit Three and then take Units Four, One, and Two in that order.

Please note that we cannot currently accept hours completed at another institution. You can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions here.


Have a question? Contact us anytime at or 517-353-8711.