Step into the CAHF Nursing Home Leader Academy (NHLA) for a transformative journey tailored to elevate your leadership skills, refine process improvement techniques, and foster a peer community dedicated to enhancing your personal and professional growth.

This exclusive nine-month initiative is crafted to enhance nursing home quality outcomes and operational triumphs.

  • Engage in dynamic exercises and discussions that cover crucial topics in leadership.

  • Benefit from personalized guidance provided by a faculty of skilled nursing experts.

  • Receive dedicated support in navigating diverse approaches and learning cycles to successfully achieve your identified project goal.

  • Forge lasting connections with fellow NHLA participants.

The NHLA curriculum not only enriches your knowledge but also offers the opportunity to earn up to 28 Continuing Education credits. Moreover, your tuition includes complimentary registration for key CAHF events such as Spring Advocacy Day, Summer Conference, and Annual Convention & Expo.

Your journey with NHLA is not just a program; it's a transformative experience propelling you towards leadership excellence and operational success.

Special Opportunities for Applicants

Apply to the academy and check the box on the application for the CAHF scholarship. This scholarship is open to administrators or DONs from 1-2 Star facilities.

See what past graduates have to say about this exceptional program:


  • "The knowledge and experience from the program instructors on leadership and its relation to our job and struggles was refreshing."

  • "I am grateful for all of the help, materials, literature and reminders throughout the program."

  • "I was able to walk away with different ways to communicate as a leader."

  • "This program gives a lot of exposure to various tools and strategies. Very-well organized!"

  • "I have learned a lot about how to approach staff, create better outcomes and how to manage staff interactions."

Congratulations to the NHLA Class of 2023!
  • Lucia Angel


  • Arnold Brunswick


  • Casey Callaway


  • Dustin Cooper


  • Susan Almendra-Duong


  • Elvis Lavarreda


  • Prasanthi Patel


  • Rowena Patel


  • Liana Katz-Savell