The LTC Leadership Institute is a state-of-the-art leadership continuing education program for professionals in management positions in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
The goal of the LTC Leadership Institute is to improve quality care by preparing leaders and potential leaders to meet new job requirements in a changing healthcare environment and to facilitate career advancement in areas of shortage. Skills developed and learned in the Leadership Institute have enabled participants to advance in their careers and to transfer these skills to the other staff at their facilities.

Programs offered by the LTC Leadership Institute include:

Administrator Leadership Program

This eight-week course is for newly licensed Nursing Home Administrators to enhance their skills as they apply their knowledge in the overall management of a skilled nursing facility. Participants that complete the program received 40 CEUs through the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB).

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Assisted Living Executive Director Leadership Program

This five-day leadership course guides the Assisted Living Administrator through the regulatory, financial, human resources, customer care service and support, and leadership domains for the purpose of building administrative knowledge and skills. Participants will receive a Foundation for Quality Care Certificate of Completion.

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Assisted Living Nurse Leadership Program

This four-day course serves the nurse leader in the assisted living community to enhance the quality of care and life for both the residents and the staff. Research has demonstrated that communities with successful nurse leaders, who manage daily operations and staff with critical leadership skills such as effective communication, conflict management and resolution, coaching and mentoring skills, have both highly satisfied residents and staff and lower employment turnover. Assisted living nurse leaders serve as the critical link that connects the staff, residents, family members, and community resources to consistently provide quality care to the residents they serve. This program combines multiple teaching methods including classroom lecture, interactive discussions, and small group exercises.

  • This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the generous support of the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization

Director of Nursing Leadership Program

This six-week course is for new Directors of Nursing or aspiring Directors of Nursing who work in skilled nursing facilities. The course uses systems theory to guide leadership.

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First Line Manager Leadership Program

This eight-day program is for all department managers and supervisors which provides the opportunity to learn new leadership skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore supervisory strategies, and operationally apply the skills and competencies that are needed to be an effective First Line Manager/Supervisor in today’s SNF setting.

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First Line Manager Trainer Program

This course is provided for experienced nurse educators to become updated in the current First Line Manager Program curriculum, and then serve as trainers and facilitators at the regional programs. This program is provided as ongoing quality improvement and updates to incorporate the most current topics and needs for managers that receive training under the Long-Term Care Leadership Program. Participants who successfully complete the course receive 9 continuing education units from the New York State Nurses Association.

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Nurse Educator Leadership Program

This four-day course is for instructors and educators who work as staff developers in skilled nursing facilities. This course utilizes adult learning principles and computer technology to enhance their current educational and research practices. This program has been approved by the New York State Department of Health to meet the “train-the-trainer” requirements for the Nurse Aide Training Program thus increasing the number of instructors available to train certified nurse aides, in an ever-growing segment of the long-term care workforce.

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RN Nurse Educator Program

This four-day program will provide the opportunity to learn new skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore adult learning strategies, and operationalize the skills and competencies that are needed to be an effective Nurse Educator in today’s SNF / AL setting. This program has been approved by the NYSDOH to meet the “Train the Trainer” requirements for the Nurse AideTraining Program.

  • This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the generous support of the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization

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Quality Improvement Series

The goal of this educational program is to provide a comprehensive array of resources, skills training and educational support for health care professionals working in long term care settings. Each of the sessions is grounded in evidence and values-based quality improvement methods and designed to provide practical tools and knowledge that can immediately be applied in long term care settings. This program series is for long term care professionals that have the ability to influence and improve the quality of “care and caring” in their organizations. (LNHAs, DONs, RNs and other quality specialists)

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Clinical Programs

End-Of-Life Training for the Caregiver Program

This 4 hour Train the Trainer program provides two educational sessions:

  • One for direct care staff to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience, as well as improving the awareness of ethical issues. This program will also focus on helping staff cope with many of the issues surrounding death and dying.
  • The second session will provide an overview of the core elements of an end of life program designed for the professional clinical team
  • This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the generous support of the Audacia Foundation Workforce Investment Organization

Paid Feeding Assistant Program

This program will provide the needed information as defined by the New York State Department of Health Paid Feeding Assistant curriculum. The knowledge gained by all participants will assist in the utilization of the approved Paid Feeding Assistant program at their facility. This course is consistent with all state and federal regulations for nursing homes and is designed for Nurses, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Educators, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.

  • This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the generous support of the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization

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