Conferences & Institutes

Nurse Aide Program Director & Instructor Training Seminar

 2020 registration is now open!  

 ***Please note: The August and November sessions will be held online via Zoom. Please read the information in the menu below under "When" and "Registration" carefully prior to registering for this session. Thank you!

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 in the state of Indiana.  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 via Zoom. Completion of an online assignment 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

    All sessions include 2 required parts: a live session (held via Zoom) on dates listed below, in addition to an online assignment found in our learning management system, Canvas, which is completed by each participant by an assigned due date with a few weeks of the Zoom session. 

    Note: All times are Eastern Time.  

    Check in time: 9:30 a.m. ET

    Live WorkshopTime: 10 a.m. – approx 4 p.m. ET (length may be variable, based on Q&A and presentation length)

     2020 In Person Workshop Dates 

    • March 12, 2020 - CANCELLED
    • April 28, 2020 session- registration closes April 26, 2020--- This session will be held online via ZOOM. Please read the notes below about technology and participation requirements and details prior to registering. 
    • August 18, 2020 session- registration closes August 16, 2020-- This session will be held online via ZOOM. Please read the notes below about technology and participation requirements and details prior to registering. 
    • November 17, 2020 session- registration closes November 16, 2020. This session will be held online via ZOOM. Please read the notes below about technology and participation requirements and details prior to registering. 
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    • Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the in-person session in the case of inclement weather or any other reason deemed critical. 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 assignment 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.

    All 2020 sessions:  The in person session will be held online via Zoom. Prior to registering, please be sure that you are able to access and hear audio via Zoom by following the instructions at the test meeting site: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting

    Other notes about Zoom sessions:

    • You must log in and be present for the entire session to receive credit for attending.
    • We cannot provide any technical assistance to individuals having connection, audio, or other problems during this workshop.
    • All participants' video & audio will be muted, but Q&A will be available via a typed question submission process.
    • If there are problems immediately prior to or during the session, we will communicate with you using the email that is on record for registration, so please be sure you use an email that you can access at that time if needed 

     

  • Where

    April, August, November sessions: Access information will be sent to registrants the week prior to the activity. 

     

    Day of registrations are not accepted.

     

  • Fees

     

    $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 iuconfs@indiana.edu 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 (to be held via Zoom in 2020)


    Check-in

    Workshop:

    • 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 via the learning management system, Canvas. 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
    and
    Representatives from the Indiana State Board of Health Division of Health Care Education & Quality

    Faculty subject to change without notice.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    Contact hours will be calculated based upon the length of the Zoom session.

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

  • Registration Information
     

    Click Here to Register

    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:

    • *April 28, 2020 session- closes April 26, 2020 (read guidelines below prior to registration)
    • August 18, 2020 session- closes August 16, 2020 (read guidelines below prior to registration)
    • November 17, 2020 session- closes November 16, 2020 (read guidelines below prior to registration)

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

     

    *ALL 2020 SESSION INFORMATION:  The in person session will be held online via Zoom. Prior to registering, please be sure that you are able to access and hear audio via Zoom by following the instructions at the test meeting site: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting

    Other notes about online April/August/November sessions:

    • You must log in and be present for the entire session to receive credit for attending.
    • We cannot provide any technical assistance to individuals having connection, audio, or other problems during this workshop.
    • All participants' video & audio will be muted, but Q&A will be available via a typed question submission process.
    • If there are problems immediately prior to or during the session, we will communicate with you using the email that is on record for registration, so please be sure you use an email that you can access at that time if needed