GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Corporate and Community Learning division is offering registered nurses the opportunity to participate in a Train-the-Trainer Program.
Successful completion of the six-week course will qualify RNs currently licensed in Illinois to develop and teach the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program, including the Alzheimer’s portion of the curriculum.
Being an instructor is “one of the most rewarding experiences in nursing and education,” said Registered Nurse and CCL Instructor Joyce Steber. “Watching a student’s face light up in wonderment the first time they hear a blood pressure is amazing.” The instructors shape and mold future Certified Nursing Assistants.
“Quality care begins with quality education and training,” Steber said.
During six weeks of online instruction, students will spend time completing readings, discussion postings and assignments. Forty contact hours will be earned, and basic computer skills are needed to complete the online portion of the course.
Many Basic Nursing Assistant Training program statewide are actively seeking qualified nurses as instructors, Steber said.
The online offering will take place from Sept. 18 to Oct. 27. The face-to-face skills workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Templin Nursing Building at LCCC’s Godfrey Campus.
The registration deadline is Sept. 8. To register call (618) 468-5785. Those interested can learn more at www.lc.edu/CCL.