This training is not being offered until further notice.

  • 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: Rhonda Potts-Smith at or 217-782-9449.
MA Course Curriculum - Please print or save the current curriculum and webinar slide handouts to a laptop, flash drive, iPad, etc. for class.
Course Offerings CANCELLED 6/17/15 - Carterville, Charleston, Chicago, Homewood and Springfield
  • No additional sessions are being scheduled until further notice.
Objectives 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.

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You must pre-register for all training events.

If you need assistance, please contact: or (217) 558-1511 or Bureau of Quality Management (217) 782-9438.

Presenter Division of Developmental Disabilities