- 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.
- A Licensed Practical Nurse does not qualify in becoming a Nurse-Trainer unless you are also a Registered Professional Nurse.
- 2 years of professional nursing clinical experience within the last 5 years preferably in the field of developmental disabilities.
- RN license number.
- Complete the DHS Request/Approval for RN Nurse-Trainer Status form and return it to Ryan.Coughlin@illinois.gov.
- 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.
- The computer-based test will be assigned to you by the Division of Developmental Disabilities after your attendance at the webinars is verified and required documentation was received.
- You must complete the computer-based test within 10 working days upon receipt of the test link email received from the Division of Developmental Disabilities. This test cannot completed by using your phone.
- If you need assistance accessing the test on the DHS OneNet Learning Module system, please contact: Ryan.Coughin@illinois.gov.
|MA Course Curriculum - Please print or save the current curriculum to a laptop, flash drive, iPad, etc. for reference and use by your Nurse Trainer at your agency.
|Not Currently Offered
||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.
You must pre-register for all three webinar events using the GoToWebinar platform found on the Webinar and Webinar Handouts page:
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact: Ryan.Coughin@illinois.gov or (217) 524-2512.
||Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS RN Master Nurse-Trainers