Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator

The post-acute care Certified Staff Educator examination is the required examination to become certified as a Post-Acute Care Nurse Leader (PAC-CSE).

The Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator Seminar (PAC-CSE) is a comprehensive 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 intended for nurses who plan, coordinate, or provide staff development activities in the Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living and Homecare.


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.

Who should take the course:

  • Staff Educator
  • RN with a year’s experience interested in becoming a PAC-CSE


Students taking the PAC-CSE will receive training in:
  1. Planning, implementing, and evaluating nurse education programs.
  2. How to develop and maintain training records.
  3. Draft course outlines and lesson plans.
  4. Develop long range and short-range training plans.
  5. How to conduct training.


To obtain the certification and 8.0 contact hours, the attendee must complete the entire program. INSPAC is an educational partner with NYU Rory Myers College of Nursing.
  1. Hold an active RN license within a state or territory of the United States of America.
  2. Have (1) year experience working in long-term care, home health and/or hospitals.
  3. Complete the course.
  4. Yearly renewal (There is a renewal fee).

For all the Courses, Nursing CEU'S will be issued upon completion of each course. All CEU'S are ANCC APPROVED. INSPAC is an educational partner with NYU Rory Myers School of Nursing.

CEU's: 8


Course Agenda

Module 1
  • Discuss the role of the Staff Educator
  • Describe the importance of a Facility Assessment and staff Competency
  • Regulatory Requirements for SNF
  • Designing a Curriculum
  • Enforcing Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Training the Trainer
Module 2
  • Discuss 7 purposes of Staff Development
  • List 6 characteristics of the Adult Learner
  • Identify 8 barriers to learning
  • Describe 3 domains of learning
  • List 7 examples of learning styles
Module 3
  • Discuss 5 attributes of an effective instructor
  • Describe the 5 elements of the teaching process
  • Name 4 evaluation methods
  • Identify 4 testing methods
  • Identify effective training techniques
  • Setting the stage
Module 4
  • Distinguish between traditional lectures & clinical learning experiences
  • Describe 3 teaching techniques in the clinical setting
  • List 4 qualifications of a preceptor
  • Identify 5 responsibilities of a clinical instructor
  • Describe 4 responsibilities of a clinical student
  • Discuss 5 areas to assess in order to evaluate student safety factors
Module 5
  • Describe the difference between orientation & onboarding
  • List 5 elements of an orientation checklist
  • Identify 6 items to be included on a Lesson Plan
  • Discuss purposes of credentialing programs

Module 6

  • Program budgeting
  • Class participation
  • Class engagement

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Course Curriculum

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  Module 3 - The Process
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Your Instructor

Institute for Post-Acute Care
Institute for Post-Acute Care

The Institute of Post-Acute Care is the leading organization focused on the advancement of clinical quality care in all settings across the post-acute care continuum. Through evidence-based research, education, certifications, and advocacy, we provide premier programs and services for organizations, health care leaders, interdisciplinary team members, and direct care staff. Our main focus is quality of life and quality of care outcomes for seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have 60 days access to this course - across any and all devices you own.

Got more questions? Email us at [email protected] or call at 808 490 2072