Conferences & Institutes

Nurse Aide Program Director & Instructor Training Seminar

2018 registration is now open!!!!
For information about specific dates, fees, and registration, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

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 will close Thursday 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. ***November 14 registrants were sent the handouts via email on November 8, 2017. If you have not received the handouts and have registered for this date's workshop, please email

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
    2018 DATES 
    • Tuesday, March 20- registration will close Thursday, March 16
    • Tuesday, May 31- registration will close Thursday May 28 (*Please note, this date will be held at the Eskenazi Health facility, located adjacent to the IUPUI campus)
    • Tuesday, August 28- registration will close Thursday, August 24
    • Tuesday, November 6- registration will close Thursday, November 2

    Check in time: 9:30 a.m. Workshop
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    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. 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 for November 2017, and March, August, and November 2018 sessions 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 May 31, 2018 session will take place at Eskenazi Health, located adjacent to the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis. More information about location specifics will be provided to those registrants. 

    The room number will be provided with the materials to registrants several days prior to the activity date.

    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


    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

    9:30 a.m. ET
    Check-in (required) with state-issued photo ID

    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

    • 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.

  • Register


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

    Contact us at if special accommodations are needed.

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.