Conferences & Institutes

Nurse Aide Program Director & Instructor Training Seminar



2020 registration is now open!  
For information about specific dates, fees, and registration, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the various menus (When, Fees, Registration, etc.) 

The Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar (NAPDITS), is a train-the-trainer program for  both program directors and program instructors of the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program.  During the seminar, you will focus on the concepts essential to teaching adults as well as techniques for preparing and teaching nurse aides in classroom and clinical settings. You will develop a program of learning according to established criteria.

Any questions about the qualifications required to serve as program director (RN) or designated instructor (RN or LPN) should be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Seminar Format

This seminar is offered in two parts. Both parts are required to successfully complete the training. Part 1 is a one-day, in-person training on the IUPUI Campus. Part 2 is an online course that will take an average computer user about 2–3 hours to complete. A state-issued photo ID is required to check in at the in-person training. 

Registration for the program is limited. Advance registration is required. Registration close dates are listed in the "When" section below, and occur a few days prior to the activity date to ensure all participants receive the appropriate communications and information prior to the workshop. 

One day in-person session. Completion of an online course is required within approximately two weeks of the in-person session.

Participants are responsible for printing all handouts, which are e-mailed to the e-mail address used in registration a few days prior to the workshop.  If someone else registers you and does not enter your e-mail address, they will receive all communications and are responsible for forwarding them. 

Important Note: All handouts are sent via email the week prior to the in person workshop to be printed or saved for use on a device/laptop during the workshop. Participants must print handouts ahead if they desire hard copies- no handouts are provided during the workshop and there are not photocopying or printing services available in the building the day of the workshop. 



For questions unrelated to this workshop/training such as those regarding CNA instructor requirements and eligibility or other questions about CNA programs & policies, please contact the Indiana State Department of Health



  • When

    Note: All times are Eastern Time.  

    Check in time: 9:30 a.m. ET

    WorkshopTime: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

     2020 In Person Workshop Dates 

    • March 12, 2020 - CANCELLED
    • April 28, 2020 session- registration closes April 26, 2020--- This session is currently on hold as we assess the options for holding a training on this date. 
    • August 18, 2020 session- registration closes August 16, 2020
    • November 17, 2020 session- registration closes November 16, 2020

    Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the in-person session in the case of inclement weather. If an in-person session is canceled, the online portion will still take place, and we will make every effort to reschedule the in-person session as soon as possible. Please see above regarding plans in place for possible inclement weather in March 2020.  We will not reimburse any travel or other related costs due to cancellations. 

    Online portion:  The online course assignment is generally due about 10 days after the in-person session, but it varies from session to session. The due date will be communicated to the participants via e-mail as well as in the online course site when they are given access. Participants must follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail for creating a guest account prior to the session in order to be added to the online course site. Participants will have access to the online course for the full time period between the in-person session and the due date. No due date extensions are given for this activity.


  • Where

    The in-person part of the training will take place at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202. The Campus Center is located at the intersection of Michigan Street and University Boulevard.

    The room number will be provided with the materials to registrants durign the week prior to the activity date. Handouts are not provided, registrants will be responsible for printing them ahead of time or bringing a device or laptop to the workshop to follow along. There are no public printers or copiers in the Campus Center.

    Walk-in registrations are not accepted.

    Driving Directions

    From the north, drive south on Meridian Street and turn right on Michigan Street.

    From the south, drive north on Meridian Street and turn left on Michigan Street.


    Drive west on Michigan Street and turn left on Barnhill Drive. Turn left on Vermont Street. Use the second entrance of the Vermont Street Garage on your left. The cost of parking is NOT included. 

    For information about the campus, visit the campus map.

  • Fees

    $289- November 2019

    $299- All 2020 sessions

    Lunch and breaks are on your own. Parking fees are NOT included. You are responsible for paying for parking. 

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advanced registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at or by phone at 812-855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Agenda

    Both parts 1 (in-person) and 2 (online) are required for successful completion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar

    Part 1 - In-person Training from the Indiana State Department of Health

    Check-in (required) with state-issued photo ID


    • Welcome and Online Course Orientation
    • Session 1 - ISDH Presentations
    • Lunch (on your own)
    • Session 2 - ISDH Presentations Continued
    • Session 3 - Q & A 
    Part 2 -  Online Adult Learning Course

    Beginning the day after the in-person session you will participate in an online adult learning concepts course. You will have about two weeks to complete the course, submit the assignment, and complete the course evaluation.

  • Faculty

    Indiana University School of Nursing personnel
    Representatives from the Indiana State Board of Health Division of Health Care Education & Quality

    Faculty subject to change without notice.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    8.0 contact hours

    To receive contact hours, you must attend part 1 (in-person), complete part 2 satisfactorily (online), and submit the seminar evaluation.

  • Registration Information

    Registration is currently on hold as we evaluate our options for the April session and moving forward. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. 

    Walk-in registrations are not accepted. Payment by credit card is required at registration. Advanced registration is required.

    Registration will close for each session as follows:

    • November 19, 2019 session- closes November 17, 2019
    • March 12, 2020 session- closes March 10, 2020
    • April 28, 2020 session- closes April 26, 2020
    • August 18, 2020 session- closes August 16, 2020
    • November 17, 2020 session- closes November 16, 2020

    Contact us at if reasonable accommodations are needed. To be considered, accommodation requests must be submitted in writing at least 5 business days prior to the event.