This training has been changed to the GoToMeeting Webinar platform. This training breaks for lunch.
- 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 myNetLearning system.
- The post-test will be assigned to by the DHS Office of Clinical Services you after your attendance at the class has been verified.
- If you need assistance accessing the test on the myNetLearning System, please contact: Gloria Heggy at Gloria.Heggy@Illinois.gov or 217-557-7516; or Rhonda Potts-Smith at Rhonda.Potts-Smith@illinois.gov or 217-782-9449.
Note: This training consists of three required GoToMeeting Webinars. The first is a prerequisite recorded Webinar viewed prior to Webinars 1 and 2 on 5/20/15. Webinars 1 and 2 are live, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please see the links for printing, saving or viewing or registering below.
IMPORTANT: MA Course Current Curriculum - Please print or save the current curriculum and webinar slide handouts to a laptop, flash drive, iPad, etc. to view or follow along during the webinars.
- Medication Administration in the Community Course Information Rule 116 Training:
- Prerequisite Recorded Webinar - view prior to 5/20/15 Webinars 1 and 2
- Prerequisite Recorded Webinar Slides Handout (pdf) - (19 pages).
- Medication Administration in the Community Rule 116 - Webinar 1 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am:
- Webinar 1 Slides Handout (pdf) - available soon.
- Medication Administration in the Community Rule 116 - Webinar 2 - 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm:
- Webinar 2 Slides Handout (pdf) - available soon.
5/20/15 - See course description for more details.
Please see the links below for viewing or registering:
- CANCELLED 6/17/15 - Carterville, Charleston, Chicago, Homewood and Springfield
- Note: No additional sessions are being scheduled until further notice.
||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 training events.
If you need assistance, please contact: Sandra.Bancroft@illinois.gov or (217) 558-1511 or Bureau of Quality Management (217) 782-9438.
||Division of Developmental Disabilities