The Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator Seminar (PAC-CSE) is a comprehensive one-day training and certification course for healthcare industry novices & experts in the area of staff education. This program is essential for anyone working in, or with, healthcare as a Staff Educator/Staff Development Coordinator or a Registered Nurse interested in becoming a Staff Educator in the Post-Acute Care setting. The training will offer critical information for you to analyze and formulate strategies to become an effective educator for your organization, meet marketplace demands and maximize opportunities in your area of work. This training is limited to 30 participants and is on a first come basis.
Our agenda includes a full spectrum perspective from clinical and operations, as well as an inspiring keynote speaker.
Whether you’re a Director of Nurses/Nurse Leader committed to excellence, a clinician determined to stay at the forefront of practice, or an organization determined to promote clinical excellence, the NCPACP will deliver. We look forward to seeing you at the training.
Denise Scruggs is the Director of the Beard Center on Aging in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Lynchburg. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and masters’ degrees in counselors education and criminology. Denise has spent over twenty years in higher education and has been responsible for teaching gerontology courses, conducting student leadership training, coordinating a state-wide conference on aging, offering continuing education programs for health care professionals, and providing leadership for a sixty-agency Consortium on Aging. In addition, she has over fifteen years of leadership experience in long-term care and senior services, including managing a memory care unit and conducting in-service training.
For 5 years Denise has served as trainer for the Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator (PAC-CSE) Certification Course for the National Council of Post-Acute Care Practitioners (NCPACP) and assisted with program development. She is also Vice President of Corporate Training for the National Council of Certified Dementia Professionals and a columnist for a regional senior magazine.
Denise has served on a variety of Boards and Advisory Councils including her local Area Agency on Aging, Mental Health America, community health foundation, and a graduate medical education committee for fellows. Currently she is working with colleagues to revive culture change in Virginia and bring Music and Memories Programs to local LTC communities in her region.
Denise is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP), Certified Dementia Support Group Facilitator (CDSGF), Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) and a Certified Activity Director.