09.27.2021 IVCC – ONLINE ONLY- CNA Instructor Course for RNs (Train the Trainer Program) includes the Alzheimer’s Disease and the Approved Evaluator Components – No face-to-face requirement!

IVCC – ONLINE ONLY- CNA Instructor Course for RNs (Train the Trainer Program) includes the Alzheimer’s Disease and the Approved Evaluator Components – No face-to-face requirement!

Location Name:   Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC)

Location Address:    815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, Illinois 61348

Course Type:    Train the Trainer Program, including Alzheimer’s & Approved Evaluator Components

Start Dates:   Monday, September 27, 2021

End Date:   Friday, October 29, 2021

Course Format:    Online – no face-to-face requirement!

Cost:   $599

Course Number:   CPD-3527-109

Registration Instructions:  Call Registration at 815-224-0427 or Online at www.ivccce@augusoft.net

This course is being conducted in compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regulations in accordance with Illinois Administrative Code Section 395.160 Instructor Requirements. NOTE: Instructor requirements (section 395.160) have changed effective February 20, 2020 – affecting nurses with nursing degrees of BSN and higher.  Check these requirements before registering for this course!  To view the requirements, click on the following link: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077003950A01600R.html.

NOTE: Direct questions pertaining to these requirements and RN’s eligibility to IDPH Training & Technical Section, Randy Carey-Walden at dph.bnatp@illinois.gov.

Course Structure:

The Train the Trainer, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Approved Evaluator Components will consist of 5 weeks of online instruction. Students will spend time completing readings, discussion postings and assignments. 50 contact hours are earned.  Basic computer skills which will be helpful include:

  • Creating, saving and retrieving word documents,
  • Attaching documents,
  • Communicating via email,
  • Copying and pasting within documents and web addresses in the internet browser, and
  • Exploring the internet.


Class Size:  Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 15 participants.

Textbooks required for this course:

  1. DeYoung, S. (2015). Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators (3rd). Pearson Education, Inc.: Upper Saddle River, N.J. ISBN-13:  978-0133565232

Note:  Textbook available from online book sources, including IVCC Bookstore, at https://www.ivccbookstore.com/to be purchased by participant prior to class; reading prior to course start date is encouraged.

  1. ANY Current Nursing Assistant Textbook, publisher of participant’s choice.

Registration Opens:  August 6, 2021

Registration Deadline:  September 20, 2021


For questions about course registration, contact Jennifer Scheri at 815-224-0547 or email jennifer_scheri@ivcc.edu.

For questions about the course content, contact Barbara Meinke, MA, MS, RN-BC, Instructor at 815-494-1738 or email bmeinke1@gmail.com.


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 without the benefit for 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!”