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What is Teaching the Educator (TTE) NurseAide Instructor Course?

The Nurse Aide TTE Workshop serves to facilitate the process of transitioning professional nurses from the role of practitioner into the role of instructor of nurse aide training.

By developing knowledge and practice involving curriculum development, content requirement, and teaching an evaluative methodology, you, as a professional nurse, should leave the workshop prepared to successfully teach Nurse Aide training.

TTE is a collaborative endeavor between The Center for Professional Personnel Development at The Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

A "Certificate of Completion" is issued to those who successfully complete the workshop in its entirety and meet CMS qualifications. The names and license numbers of those who complete the workshop will be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION MAY BE CLOSED PRIOR TO THE COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE WHEN THE COURSE PARTICIPANT QUOTA HAS BEEN REACHED

2021-2022 TTE Workshop Schedule

Course Begin Course End Deadline Room
Jan 1, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Dec 4, 2020 ONLINE
Feb 1, 2021 Feb 28, 2021 Jan 15, 2021 ONLINE
Mar 1, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Feb 12, 2021 ONLINE
Apr 1, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 ONLINE
May 1, 2021 May 31, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 ONLINE
Jun 1, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 May 14, 2021 ONLINE
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 ONLINE
Oct 1, 2021 Oct 31, 2021 Sep 17, 2021 ONLINE
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 30, 2021 Oct 15, 2021 ONLINE
Jan 1, 2021 Jan 30, 2022 Dec 10, 2021 ONLINE
Feb 1, 2022 Feb 28, 2022 TBA ONLINE
Mar 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 TBA ONLINE
Apr 1, 2022 Apr 30, 2022 TBA ONLINE
May 1, 2022 May 31, 2022 TBA ONLINE
Jun 1, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 TBA ONLINE
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 TBA ONLINE

 

 

 

Qualifications

In order to become a Program Coordinator, Primary Instructor, or Assistant Instructor you must meet the qualifications listed below for that specific role AND complete the "Nurse Aide Training: Teaching the Educator" Program approved by the State.

Registration for individuals not affiliated with a nursing home or current NATCEP will be permitted to register for the course only if their request has been approved by the Pa Department of Education and the course is not filled 2 weeks from the registration deadline.

Federal regulation requires a nursing facility to hire individuals who are on the nurse aide registry or who complete a nurse aide program and become enrolled on the registry within 120 days of hire; therefore, priority will be given to instructors who are employed by a long-term care nursing facility or state approved program.

 

Program Coordinator

  • This person does not have to be a nurse.
  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of the nurse aide training program activities.

Primary Instructor who must, according to State and Federal regulations:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with two years of nursing experience as an RN.
  • Have at least one year in the provision of long-term care service as an RN. This includes meeting resident's psychosocial, behavioral, cognitive and physical needs through direct care, supervision or education. Long-term care experience must include a minimum of 200 hours over the course of one full year.
  • Possess a current and unrestricted RN license in Pennsylvania.

Assistant Instructor who must, according to State and Federal regulations:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with two years of nursing experience as an RN/LPN.
  • Have at least one year in the provision or long-term care service as an RN/LPN. This includes meeting resident's psychosocial, behavioral, cognitive and physical needs through direct care, supervision or education. Long-term care experience must include a minimum of 200 hours over the course of one full year.
  • Possess a current and unrestricted RN/LPN license in Pennsylvania.

If you do not meet the qualifications listed above for the specific role you will be in, you may not attend.

In certain circumstances, provided you have the required verifiable teaching competency, you could be exempt from completing the Online portion of the workshop. Click More Details to learn about the circumstances and to request approval.

Registration Guidelines

All registrations must be completed online. After reviewing this section, please click on REGISTRATION and complete the online web form. Once you submit the form you will automatically be taken to the credit card payment screen. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. We require 20 paid participants to hold a workshop and our maximum capacity is 30. You must enter each individual participants information accurately. Without accurate participant information you may not be successfully enrolled in the course and it is impossible for us to maintain records or properly communicate with participants regarding the course and live sessions.

Qualifications

You must be qualified to attend this workshop. Please read the Qualifications section to determine if you are qualified. Please note: Registration for individuals not affiliated with a nursing home or current NATCEP will be permitted to register for the workshop only if it is not filled 2 weeks from the registration deadline.

Registration for individuals not affiliated with a nursing home or current NATCEP will be permitted to register for the course only if their request has been approved by the Pa Department of Education and the course is not filled 2 weeks from the registration deadline.

Federal regulation requires a nursing facility to hire individuals who are on the nurse aide registry or who complete a nurse aide program and become enrolled on the registry within 120 days of hire; therefore, priority will be given to instructors who are employed by a long-term care nursing facility or state approved program.

Costs

Cost to attend the standard Online Course and Two Day Workshop is $165.00.
Required course materials are ordered separately for an additional fee.
See Materials for more details.

If you have the proper qualifications and have been pre-approved by the PA Department of Education you can attend just the last 2 days of the workshop for certification. Cost to attend the last 2 days is $115.00. Again, this must be pre-approved. Please read the Qualifications section for more information.

Payments

Credit Card payment is strongly encouraged and must be made online. We cannot accept credit card payments over the phone. We accept both Visa® and MasterCard®. If a facility is making a payment for you we will accept checks, however, registration is processed on a first paid basis.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made prior to the deadline for registration. Refunds will not be made after the registration deadline. The only exception is when Penn State cancels the workshop. Workshops can be cancelled by Penn State for various reasons. Examples include low enrollment, inclement weather and facility or scheduling issues. See below for Refunds and Transfers restrictions. You must attend the two day live sessions associated with the Online Course. If you cannot complete or attend either one of these, you will need to re-register for another course/ live two day sessions as well as pay the registration fee again. See Refunds, Transfers and Forfeits sections for more details.

Refunds

Refunds will not be made after the registration deadline. See Cancellation Policy and Transfers sections.

Forfeits

If you cancel your registration before the deadline, you are eligible for a refund. See Refunds. If you cancel or fail to attend or completed a portion of the workshop after the deadline, you are not eligible for a refund.

Certification

Certification is good indefinitely, meaning it does not expire. If you've lost your certificate or if your name has changed on your license, you may request a replacement. Please note, the replacement certificate may be associated with a replacement fee. Please contact Wilda Hackman at [email protected] and include the following information: You will need to email or fax a copy of your current license along with a current mailing address and give a rough idea of when you took the workshop.

 

If you still have questions regarding registration, please read the FAQ section, then Wilda Hackman at [email protected]

 

Overview

With a focus on the characteristics of adult learners, teaching methodologies, course design, and evaluation tools, this course prepares individuals to successfully teach and administer Nurse Aide Courses in accordance with Pennsylvania State regulations and Federal specifications.

Access

Once the course for a specific workshop is opened, the course is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at this web address http://psucteonline.mrooms2.net. Participants will be sent instructions on how to log in 1 week prior to the course start date. However, the course will not open until the first day listed on the Dates, Times and Locations page. Should one have any technical issues with the course or logging in after it is open please contact Wilda Hackman at [email protected] or Maria Border at [email protected]

Timing

The course will take place over the entire month, but, it may not take participants that long to complete. it is important to note that while participants are free to complete the course as their schedules permit, there are weekly assignments due on the last day of each week. In addition, the instructor must review and approve all submitted work before the course is complete.

Content

The Course is divided into weekly sections. Each section has suggested assignment due dates. Each assignment will be reviewed according to a rubric. Participants may be asked to resubmit work should the instructor feel this work does not meet expectations outlined in the rubric. Failure to submit acceptable work and within the required time periods could result in course failure. You will not receive certification until the entire course is completed.

Week 1

  • Introduction to teaching
  • Qualities of great teachers
  • Characteristics of learners
  • Curriculum, lesson plans, course syllabus, program objectives

Week 2

  • Choosing course materials
  • Teaching strategies
  • Demonstration and Clinical Techniques
  • Writing lesson plans

Week 3

  • Intro to testing and evaluation
  • Writing test questions
  • Nurse Aide Competency Exam
  • Clinical rating sheets/documentation
  • Nurse Aide course evaluations
  • PDE recorded sessions

 

Online Course

The online course has no set hours. You sign in, view and complete assignments as your schedule allows.
You will be provided with information on how to log into the online course a few weeks prior to the course start date. 

Please see the schedule below for when your online course begins. You will not be able to access the online course until the first day of the course. 

Before you register, please read the Participant Qualifications and Registration Guidelines.
When you are ready to register, click on REGISTRATION.

PLEASE NOTE THE COURSE REGISTRATION MAY BE CLOSED EARLIER THAN THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IF THE COURSE PARTICIPANT QUOTA HAS BEEN REACHED

You will need to purchase the 2021 Nurse Aide Instructor Manual from Fed Ex. Please see below for ordering information.

FedEX will not refund the cost of the materials should the workshop be cancelled or you choose not to attend. In addition, the content is frequently updated.

FedEx Ordering Phone Number: 814-238-2679

The cost is approximately $64 plus shipping and tax.
Tell them you wish to order the Penn State TTE 2021 Workshop Binder
Binders will be sent to you within 3-5 business days after ordering. If you have issues with your order, call FedEx.

NATCEP:  Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program 

 

Instructors Corner 

 

PA Nurse Aide Instructor Resources 

This is the most current update to the TTE Binder (PDE Portion Only). The site is intended for past participants who completed the workshop some time in the past who may need to stay current with updates. You will find the Recommended Nurse Aide Curriculum on this site 

 

PA Dept. of Health/Long Term Care & Nursing Homes
The goal of Pennsylvania’s Long Term Care Grant program is to facilitate the use of federally imposed Civil Money Penalty funds for activities that support, protect and benefit residents living in nursing facilities.

 

Pearson VUE
The health care industry has an obligation to protect the public by implementing strict standards for those practicing medicine and providing patient care. Pearson VUE works with the world’s premier health care providers to develop exam content and delivery solutions to help them meet this imperative.

Pearson VUE PA NURSE AIDE CANDIDATE HANDBOOK

PA Nurse Aide Instructor Employment Opportunity Postings 

 

Helpful Videos: Teaching Strategies 

Using Interactive Technology to Teach Concepts

NATCEP Updates: Clinical Instruction 

Conferences

Strategies: Educational Excellence for Health Care Providers Conference

https://health-education.outreach.psu.edu/

NEXT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2022!

This annual conference provides networking opportunities and instruction on innovative teaching techniques for secondary/postsecondary education of health occupations and long-term care educators. Be sure to register for this annual conference to receive valuable updates that relate to nurse aide training as well as nursing practice within the state of Pennsylvania.