Product Description

Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator (PAC-CSE) Certification Course

June 15, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Lynchburg College (University of Lynchburg)
Drysdale Student Center – Hornet Hive

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for nurses who plan, coordinate, or provide staff development activities in long term care.


Early Bird: $200
Normal Registration: $250
(Lunch is on your own)


The Post-Acute Care Staff Educator course is designed to provide the core knowledge required to administer and provide instruction in a long term care facility’s staff development program. It includes an extensive review of foundations of practice, the educational process, managing educational activities, and roles of the staff development professional.


Participants who attend will learn about:

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating nurse education programs
  • How to develop and maintain training records
  • Draft course outlines and lesson plans
  • Develop long range and short range training plans
  • How to conduct training

Requirements for Certification

To obtain the certification and 6.0 contact hours, the attendee must:

  • Hold an active RN license within a state or territory of the United States of America
  • Have one year experience working in long-term care, home health, and/or hospitals
  • Complete the course
  • Apply and pay the certification application fee of $100. Certification fee is NOT included in course fee
  • Yearly renewal (renewal fee applies)

Module 1

  • Discuss purposes of staff development
  • List characteristics of the adult learner
  • Identify barriers to learning
  • Describe the domains of learning
  • List 4 examples of learning styles

Module 2

  • Discuss attributes of an effective instructor
  • Describe the elements of the teaching process
  • Name evaluation methods
  • Identify testing methods

Module 3

  • Distinguish between Didactic and Clinical learning experiences
  • Describe teaching techniques in the clinical education
  • List qualifications of a preceptor
  • Identify responsibilities of a clinical instrucor
  • Describe 4 responsibilities of a clinical student
  • Discuss 5 areas to assess in order to evaluate student safety factors

Module 4

  • List elements of an orientation
  • Discuss record keeping of in-services and employees continuing education
  • Identify items to be included on a lesson plan
  • Discuss purposes of credentialing programs

Module 5

  • Provide an overview of the administration of a staff development department (including course selection, materials, promotion, audio-visual and other resources for successful development and implementation of a program)
  • Identify elements of budget planning for staff development
  • Describe aspects of program quality and evaluation


Lynchburg College (University of Lynchburg) is located in Lynchburg, VA and easily accessible by Rt. 460 and 29. The college is located at:

1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501

For specific directions contact Denise Scruggs at or call 434-544-8456