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Qualifications

Used to help potential TTE Nurse Aide Training Program participants determine if they are qualified to attend the workshop.

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.

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