Nursing Certificates

We are pleased to offer five certificates for nurses who wish to improve their nursing skills. 

    Director of Nursing Certificate (Certificate plus 48.75 contact hours; $124)

    The director of nursing is the key to achieving quality resident care.  Being a successful director of nursing depends on having the necessary skill sets.   The eight courses in this certification provide these necessary skills.
    • The first set of three courses cover the management skills and knowledge base needed: management skills, human resources skills and financial management skills.
    • The second set of four courses cover the Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors (the Federal CMS Appendices P and PP) which govern the day to day operation of resident caregiving in the long term care setting.
    • The final course covers the development of the necessary facility Infection Control Program.

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    Price: $124.00
    Infection Control Practice Certificate (Certificate plus 20 contact hours; $79)

    Every health care provider must understand and implement an infection control program. There are no exceptions. 

    There are too many infectious organisms such as the multi-drug resistant-pseudomonas-aerugionosa for any health care provider today to fail to think through a necessary infection control program appropriate to that provider’s setting.

    Many health care providers assign the development and implementation of an infection control program to a nurse who leads an infection control committee.
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    Price: $79.00
    Nurse Health Care Manager Certificate Program (Certificate plus 27 contact hours; $87.50)
    This set of six continuing nursing education nursing courses consists of six courses approved individually by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for a collective value of 27.00 nursing continuing education hours.

    What You Will Learn 
    The management skills you will learn in this certificate program are applicable across the health care setting. The primary focus in these six courses is the long term care facility setting. The nursing facility is situated mid-way between the hospital setting and ambulatory care settings such as a physicians’ group practice. The nursing facility is complex enough to contain nearly all the departments and functions of a hospital (many nursing facilities have more beds that small hospitals). In addition, the managerial skill sets need in hospital and nursing facility setting can be applied across the health care system. Through these courses you will learn the basic principles of managing the health care organization. The majority of costs in health care are personnel….perhaps 60% of all health care dollars are spent on staff. The course on human resourced prepares you to manage health care staff. No health care organization can survive without sustainable financing. You will learn the basics of health care organization financing. The fourth course provides background on the rules and regulations of the health care field. The fifth course focuses on resident care ideas which are transferable to any health care setting. The final course, infection control, prepares you in an area faced by every health care provider at every level of care. In today’s world of increasingly antibiotic resistant bugs every health care provider must successfully manage the threat of infections. Vancomycin-resistant-staphlococcus-aureus (below) can be in any health care setting….not just the hospital.

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      Price: $87.50
      Long Term Care Nursing Certificate (Certificate plus 57.5 contact hours; $119)

      This certificate program is appropriate for nurses who are considering taking a job in the long term care nursing field, whether in a nursing facility, life care community, or assisted living or similar settings.

      This course is also appropriate for nurses who have been working a long term care setting but have not had any formal education about the long term care setting.

      This certificate offers three general orientation courses to the long term care field….its laws, background, how it is shaped.These more general courses are followed by four courses that familiarize you with the myriad of Federal Requirements that must be implemented in the day to day life of the long term care facility. The final two courses offer a short introduction to infection control.

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      Price: $119.00
      MDS Nurse Coordinator Certificate (Certificate plus 60 contact hours; $129)

      Several years ago the Federal government established the minimum data that long term care facilities must provide nationally for each resident. Initially the MDS was used for quality control. Today the Federal government has tied the reimbursement to each facility for each patient to the MDS. Today’s long term care facilities live and die based on how well the MDS coordinator nurse does! Accordingly, the MDS nurse receives extra pay and has become a keystone position in the long term care scene.

      There are two major components to this certificate program: learning the MDS itself, and learning the larger context in which the MDS functions: the Federal rules and regulations that govern the day to day life of each Medicare and or Medicaid certified long term care facility.

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      Price: $129.00
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