- RNs in community residential settings of 16 or fewer persons with developmental disabilities (i.e., CILA, ICF/DD, etc.) funded or licensed by the DHS and/or licensed by IDPH.
- RNs interested in working in residential DD settings.
- Based on space availability, agency directors, administrators or QIDPs.
- Unencumbered Illinois professional nurse license
- 2 years of professional nursing clinical experience within the last 5 years preferably in the field of developmental disabilities.
- RN license number
- Upon completion of the DHS Nurse-Trainer Program, you must take a DHS Nurse-Training computer-based post test that was added as of January, 2012.
- You must complete the computer-based test within 10 business days via the DHS NetLearning Student Interface.
- Please see Instructions for Taking the Nurse-Trainer Program Post-Test (pdf).
- MA Course Curriculum - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS!
- You may view curriculum by saving to a laptop, flash drive, iPad, etc. Access to power outlets in the classroom is not guaranteed.
- 8/27/14 - Carterville, Chicago, Elgin (added), Galesburg and Springfield
- 9/24/14 - Carterville, Chicago, Freeport, Homewood and Springfield
- 10/22/14 - Chicago, Carterville, Dixon and Springfield
- 11/19/14 - Arlington Heights, Carterville, Chicago and Springfield
- No December Session.
||To review legislated duties performed by an RN Nurse-Trainer as described in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rule 116. Nurse-Trainer Trainees will be taught:
- legislation and guidelines related to training, authorizing, delegating and supervising medication administration by non-licensed direct support staff
- educational components of the direct support staff training program
- Role and responsibilities, legally required training of non-licensed staff for RN to delegate medication administration to that staff
- required contents of the "Nursing Service Packet"
- implementation of amendment Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rule 116 to the Illinois Nursing Practice Act
- how to accurately complete the SAMA form
Five hours of Continuing Education Credits are offered. Participants must attend all 5 hours to become a Nurse-Trainer and receive attendance credit.
QIDPs may apply MA training towards the 12 hours annual continuing education credits requirement.
|Register, Participant ID, Unenroll
Pre-register using the DHS NetLearning Student Interface Participant ID.
Please see How to Register or Unenroll, locate or request your NetLearning Participant ID and other information.
||Division of Developmental Disabilities