Core of Knowledge

The Core of Knowledge course is designed specifically for Nursing Home Administrators-In-Training (AIT’s). This course meets the special academic requirement set by the Ohio Board of Examiners for qualifying to take the state licensure board examination.

Ohio participants should call the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) at 614-466-5114 to arrange their AIT program and to be approved by BENHA.

The program duration is three weeks. Participants will be in class from Monday through Friday for each week of the course and are free on the weekends.

Program Information

Who Should Attend:

Three-week course is a requirement for anyone who is enrolled in or planning to enroll in the Administrator in Training program with the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Please note that participants can take this course before, during, or after the internship; however, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Board of Examiners at 614-466-5114 prior to registering for the Core of Knowledge.

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The next program will be offered:

February 11 - March 1, 2013 
July 29 - August 16, 2013


Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall


$1,650 for February-March 2013 session
$1,700 for July-August 2013 session


Fisher Faculty and Industry Experts

Continuing Education Credits:

0.8 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
8 CPE (Ohio CPA)


Registration is available for August 2011 - contact Susan Davis.

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  • A $150 deposit is required to sign up for the course which will go toward the $1650 registration fee.  No refunds will be given for the deposit.  One transfer of the deposit fee will allowed to a future Core of Knowledge program.  If a participant pays for the entire course, a refund (minus the deposit) will be given for cancellations received at least one week before the class begins.  After that time, no refunds will be given.

Participants may transfer their fees to another course one time per registration. No transfers are permitted less than three business days prior to course start date.

  • More than two weeks before course start date: No Charge
  • Two weeks to three days before course start date: $100

Substitutions can be made at any time for no charge

Program Participants Will Learn

  • Standards of environment, health and safety
  • Local health and safety regulations
  • General administration
  • Psychology of patient care
  • Principles of medical care
  • Therapeutic and supportive care services in long-term care
  • Department organization and management
  • Community interrelationships


Susan Davis
Program Manager
Phone: 614.292.0917
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144