Staff members JeanMarie Jacob and Dianne Lacock from the Penn State Greater Allegheny Continuing Education Department have been selected to receive the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Community of Practice (CaPP) Exemplary Program Award for 2011. This international award recognizes the Penn State Greater Allegheny Personal Care Home Administrator Training Program.
Penn State Greater Allegheny has been registered and approved as a training institution by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for purposes of Chapter 2600. The 100-hour standardized Department-approved curriculum for Personal Care Home Administrators can also be used to fulfill annual training requirements for Personal Care Home Administrators and other health care professionals. In addition, many of the courses can satisfy PA State Nurses Association Contact Hours.
The award selection committee noted that the award proposal was thorough and well-prepared. Committee members commented that the program was ?far superior to other programs submitted? this year, and were impressed by 98 percent pass rate program graduates have secured on the state exam. The committee also was impressed that the program could be offered via video-conference to other regions of the state.
The award was announced at the UPCEA Annual Conference in Toronto in April.