24 Hour In-service Continuing Education for NATCEP

hwpteamSeminar Objectives:
Upon successfully completing this seminar, students will review the role of the nurse aide/assistant and will be given an overview of the curriculum in the state of Texas. This course is designed to offer a computer based training (CBT) to satisfy the 24 hour in-service education requirement, which is part of the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) renewal process.

To meet the requirement of the documentation of the 24 hours of the on-line training will be tracked and documented to satisfy requirement for DADS by the following. In order to document a successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the course certificate at the end of the training and submit the certificate from the completed online course to Smithwood Medical Institute, LLC.

The student will also be required to submit the documentation of the quizzes completed with a 70% or above taken throughout the online course in order to meet the in-service requirement. Students will log on and off the site when working on the seminar modules. The amount of time each student spends on the seminar will be logged, accumulated, and totaled to document that the DADS 24 hour requirement is met.

Effective September 1, 2013 a nurse aide must complete at least 24 hours of in-service education every two years that includes training in geriatrics and the care of residents with dementia disorder, including Alzheimer’s disease in order to renew their certification (TAC; Title 40; Part 1; Chapter 94; Rule 94.9). Students will review the theory and practices of:

· Introduction to Long Term Care

· Personal Care Skills

· Basic Nursing Skills

· Restorative Services

· Mental Health & Social Services Needs

· Social Skills

Admission Prerequisite: The seminar will serve as a continuing education requirement for certified nurse aides. Candidates must be a certified nurse aide and verify with submission of their license or DADS letter.

*Pre-registration with tuition is required. Log on to the website of the online campus to compete and submit registration and payment via the website.

Please click the link: http://smi.myonlinecampus.org

Admission Requirements for Seminar: Smithwood Medical Institute, LLC Nurse Aide Continuing Education is designed to meet the requirements for renewing active status on the Nurse Aide Registry. To renew active status on the Nurse Aide Registry, the following requirements must be met:

-The In-service training must be completed through a nursing facility or an approved NATCEP. Smithwood Medical Institute, LLC is an approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program.

-Submit DADS Employment Verification (Form 5509-NAR) and/or

-Submit CNA license

Seminar Schedule:
-Complete all modules within 30 days of registration

Seminar Process:
-Submit DADS Employment Verification (Form 5509-NAR)
-Log on to the online campus to register and submit payment
-Click on the link to register and complete the online course: http://smi.myonlinecampus.org
-Complete online course and all modules within 30 days of registration
-Must score a minimum of 70% for each module to receive credit
-Submit a copy of the learning certificate upon completion

Total Number of Lessons: 6 Modules

Main Skills to be Learned:

This seminar is intended to assist nurse aides in remaining current with their knowledge and skills, therefore will cover the following topics:

· 4 hours: Role of the Nurse Aide

· 4 hours: Physical Care Skills

· 4 hours: Pyschosocial Care Skills

· 4 hours: Social Skills

· 4 hours: Geriatrics

· 4 hours: Care of residents with Dementia disorder, including Alzheimer’s disease and any other cognitive disorders/impairment

Certificate: Upon successful completion of the seminar, participants will receive a certificate of completion. In order to document a successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the course certificate at the end of the training and keep the certificate for documentation purposes.