Train the Trainer Courses

Train the Trainer Courses
An IDPH-approved Train the Trainer Course is required for all instructors.  It is not required for instructors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher IF employed at an approved BNATP.

Program coordinators may request any individual instructor to attend a Train the Trainer Course at their discretion.

Click on the following link to view the Instructor Requirements which must be met:
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077003950A01600R.html.

NOTE: Email questions pertaining to these requirements and an RN’s eligibility for approval as a BNATP instructor to Randy Carey-Walden, IDPH Public Service Administrator, at dph.bnatp@illinois.gov or call 217-785-5569.

For more information related to the Illinois BNATP, see the Illinois Nurse Aide Testing website at www.nurseaidetesting.com.

SIUC Nurse Aide Testing – EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE CNA Instructor Course for RNs
(Train the Trainer Program) 8/5/24 includes the Alzheimer’s Disease and
Approved Evaluator Components 
Cost: $400 
Time Frame: 8 weeks, August 5 – September 27 2024
Format: Asynchronous 
Link to Purchase Course: https://workforceinstruction.com/courses/train-the-trainer/ 
Registration Availability: Opens July 8 | Closes July 29
RNs Must Meet IDPH Instructor Requirements (Link below):
https://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077003950A01600R.html 
For Questions Regarding the Course, Contact Tabitha Reeise, MSN-Ed, RN
at educoordnorth@siu.edu or by cell at 618-521-2760 

Course Description:
This course is designed to explain how nursing assistant programs work and
familiarize participants with the laws and rules that govern programs. You
will learn about the many roles of a nursing assistant instructor and how to
implement these roles. 

Many facets of teaching and ways to facilitate learning experiences will
be explored. This course will prepare you for your responsibilities as an
instructor and provide the tools needed to function as a novice instructor.
The course is completely online with no face-to-face components
necessary. The course is set up to complete one to two modules per week.
You will have eight weeks to complete the course material, however you
can complete the modules in a shorter length of time if you wish. During
the course, you will complete activities and assessments that will help you
meet the course objectives. At the end of the eight-week course, you will
submit a recorded micro-teaching demonstration to the instructor for review
and feedback.  

This course has been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health
and provides 50 continuing education contact hours to registered nurses
licensed in the state of Illinois upon completion.

JJC – ONLINE CNA Instructor Course for RNs (Train the Trainer Program)
includes the Alzheimer’s Disease and the Approved Evaluator Components

Host Name: Joliet Junior College (JJC), 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet IL 60431
Time Frame: 5 weeks – July 8, 2024 through August 9, 2024
Format: Asynchronous – online – no face-to-face requirement!
Cost: $599
Course Number: HC 130 W-01 – Train the Trainer – CNA Instructor
Registration Instructions: Contact Corporate and Community Education at 815-280-1555.
Registration is open now!
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2024
RNs must meet IDPH Instructor requirements. See the following link:
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077003950A01600R.html.
Textbooks required for this course:
DeYoung, S. (2015). Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators (3 rd ). Pearson Education,
Inc.: Upper Saddle River, N.J. ISBN-13: 978-0133565232
Note: Participant to purchase from online book source prior to class. Reading prior to
course start date is encouraged.
Access to ANY Current Nursing Assistant Textbook, publisher of participant’s choice.
For questions about course registration, contact Linda Saveas @ fsaveas@jjc.edu.
For questions about the course content, contact Barbara Meinke, MA, MS, RN-BC, Instructor, @
bmeinke1@gmail.com.
Note: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of
Completion from the host school indicating they have earned 50 contact hours of continuing
education.
Special Message from the instructor:
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to “meet” other nurses who are eager to begin teaching in a Basic
Nursing Assistant Training Program and who are seeking knowledge about how to teach in a
classroom and in the clinical setting. In this course, you’ll learn about the laws and rules governing
nursing assistant education in Illinois. You’ll also learn many education techniques that will assist you
to teach effectively to a variety of learners as you begin your career as a nursing assistant educator. I
look forward to sharing this learning journey with you!”

Special Message from the instructor:
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to “meet” other nurses who are eager to teach in a Basic Nursing
Assistant Training Program AND are seeking knowledge about how to teach in a classroom and in the
clinical setting. As nurses, we are asked to educate our patients/residents without the benefit of being
taught “how to teach effectively”. We are awesome at creating care plans for our residents with goals and
objectives; this background does help when we create learning objectives for our CNA courses. However,
it does not prepare us for developing the entire Lesson Plan or presenting it. These are only two of the
many benefits that you will obtain from completing this Train the Trainer Program. I look forward to
sharing this learning journey with you. Let me know if you have any questions please.” Joyce

IVCC – ONLINE CNA Instructor Course for RNs (Train the Trainer Program)
includes the Alzheimer’s Disease and the Approved Evaluator Components

Sponsor: Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC), 815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby IL 61348
Time Frame: 5 weeks – June 10, 2024 through July 12, 2024
Format: Asynchronous – online – no face-to-face component!
Cost: $500
Class ID: 11741
Registration Instructions: Call Registration at 815-224-0427 or online at https://www.ivcc.edu/enroll
Registration is open now!
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2024
RNs must meet IDPH Instructor requirements. See the following link:
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077003950A01600R.html.
Textbooks required for this course:

  1. DeYoung, S. (2015). Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators (3 rd ). Pearson Education, Inc.: Upper
    Saddle River, N.J. ISBN-13: 978-0133565232
    Note: This textbook must be purchased prior to the start of class. It can be purchased online
    through the IVCC Bookstore at www.ivcc.edu/bookstore or other online book sources. Reading prior
    to course start date is encouraged.
  2. Access to ANY Current Nursing Assistant Textbook, publisher of participant’s choice.

For questions about course registration, contact Jill Hejl at 815-224-0427 or email jill_hejl@ivcc.edu.
For questions about the course content, contact Barbara Meinke, MA, MS, RN-BC, Instructor, at
bmeinke1@gmail.com.

Note: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from
the host school indicating they have earned 50 contact hours of continuing education.

Special Message from the instructor:
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to “meet” other nurses who are eager to begin teaching in a Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program and who are seeking knowledge about how to teach in a classroom and in the clinical setting. In this course, you’ll learn about the laws and rules governing nursing assistant education in Illinois. You’ll also learn many education techniques that will assist you to teach effectively to a variety of learners as you begin your career as a nursing assistant educator. I look forward to sharing this learning journey with you!”