Long-Term Care Nursing Home Administration Refresher Program

Marywood University’s Professional Continuing Education department will offer a 120-Hour Long-Term Care Nursing Home Administration (NHA) and refresher program during the fall 2021/spring 2022  academic semesters. 

Each of the 16 courses is approved for 7.5 continuing education hours by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Also serving State of Pennsylvania licensing renewal requirements, interested individuals can register for courses as needed or register for the entire series.

Dates, programs, and presenters planned for the fall 2021/spring 2021academic semesters include:

October 14, 2021 — Social Services, Family and Community Relationships, and Patient Rights with Maria Hastie and John R. O’Brien.

October 15, 2021Understanding Regulations: Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, and Quality Assurance with James Miller, NHA. 

October 28, 2021— Strategic Planning: Marketing and Public Relations with William Bachman

October 29, 2021 – Nursing Department and Patient Care Management  with Karyn Hildebrand.

November 11, 2021— Role of Government in Health Policy Regulation and Reimbursement  with William Kammerer.

November 12, 2021 – Nutrition and Dietary Needs of the Long-Term Care Resident with Sandy Gaul.

December 2, 2021— Gerontology: Diseases of Aging Death and Dying with Peggy Steinberg.

December 3, 2021 – Risk Management: Safety and Insurance with Matt Alfiero.

December 16, 2021 – Facility Support Services: Building, Grounds, Housekeeping, Laundry, and Central Supply with Karyn Hildebrand.

December 17, 2021 – Fiscal Management: Budgeting and Accounting with Michael P. Kelly, MPA, NHA and Kevin Noone.

January 27, 2022  – General Administration and Organizational Management of Nursing Homes with Noelle Lyon-Kovaleskie.

January 28, 2022 – Medicare PPS Case Mix & Third-Party Reimbursement with James Miller.

February 10, 2022 – Rehabilitation Services and Special Care with Gary Duncan.

February 11, 2022 – Preparing for Licensure: Certification Surveys and Meeting the Other Regulatory Requirements with Noelle Lyon-Kovaleskie.

All courses will run on the dates listed from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, on Marywood University’s campus. Each course is $150. The NHA Refresher is only $525. For additional information, or to register, visit Marywood Professional Continuing Education Opportunities, or call Jill Schroth, Director of Professional Continuing Education & Workforce Development, at (570) 340-6061.

Speech-Language Pathology Graduates Earn Perfect Pass Rate

Congratulations are in order once again! Marywood University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) has announced that its 2021 graduating class from the Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology has achieved 100% pass rate on the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure in all states. The CSD Department currently has a multi-year average of 100% for passing the National Examination of its graduates within one year of graduation.

Marywood to Offer Construction Management Degree in 2022

Marywood University will launch its bachelor of science degree in construction management for the fall 2022 semester. As part of the University’s renowned School of Architecture, this is the first and only four-year construction management program in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Marywood University’s School of Architecture’s integrative curriculum emphasizes a design/build approach, sustainable construction, and novel problem-solving skills, preparing its graduates to take on the most complex situations in the profession.

A bachelor’s degree in construction management prepares graduates to manage complex projects in the construction industry. Construction managers plan, budget, coordinate, and supervise construction projects throughout every step of the process. Construction managers work with all members of the team, from designers to contractors, to fulfill client needs and positively contribute to the built environment.

Students in the construction management program, within the School of Architecture, at Marywood University will enjoy close partnerships with other disciplines in the built environment. The University’s integrative curriculum connects business practices, construction knowledge, emergent building technologies, and design practices. With a construction management degree from Marywood University, graduates will be able to apply their education to a range of industry applications in a projected field for growth.

The new construction management program at Marywood University is a participant in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Mentor Program. As part of ACCE’s five-year process for new programs on the path to full accreditation, Marywood University is a prospect school, currently in a mentoring partnership with The Ohio State University.

For additional information about Marywood University’s construction management major, please visit marywood.edu/architecture/programs/bachelor-of-science-(b.s.)-in-construction-management/, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.