It is widely accepted that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are leading providers of quality health care in the United States. Given this fact, dynamic and results-oriented leaders are essential. Nurse Educators serve a vital role in providing continuing education of staff and staff skill competencies.

This four-session 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 setting.

This program has been approved by the NYSDOH to meet the “Train the Trainer” requirements for the Nurse Aide Training Program.


  • Examine Nurse Educator competencies and apply principles of teaching and learning, adult learning theory, and critical reflection of teaching/learning environments
  • Utilize theoretical frameworks and research literature to support techniques of learning outcomes that encompass instructional designs and plans for evaluation
  • Explore online learning communities through web-enhanced instruction
  • Critically examine personal situations teaching/learning for adult learners
  • Access the role of the Nurse Educator in long-term care

Check back for more information on programs offered by the Foundation for Quality Care’s Leadership Institute, a non-profit educational and research affiliate of NYSHFA/NYSCAL.