Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator (PAC-CSE) Course
The Post-Acute Care Certified (PAC-CSE) course is a foundational program which not only prepares applicants for the certification exam, but also ensures that completion of the course leads to success in your role as a staff educator at the post-acute care setting. The PAC-CSE program is made up of a robust curriculum which includes a full spectrum of training in clinical areas and provides practical examples with each module. Additionally, you will receive tools and resources to promote efficiency and provide quality outcomes for residents.
Advantages of the PAC-CSE Course
We have developed the PAC-CSE curriculum with evidence-based materials which are extensively reviewed by leading industry experts to ensure that appropriate knowledge and competencies are acquired. Upon completion, the student is prepared to take the PAC-CSE certification examination. In addition, the course offers the following benefits:
- Enhances professional credibility
- Extends knowledge and skills
- Serves as a proof of ability
- Enriches self-image and reputation with peers
- Improves career opportunities
- Increases earning potential
- Provides opportunity to earn 10 CEUs valid for two years
The course can be taken either by enrollment in instructor-led classes or self-study using written, audio, or video materials. Either option is designed to meet the needs of adult learners and busy working professionals.
The PAC-CSE course is a comprehensive program designed for registered nurses and staff educators who want to enhance their professional skills and take the PAC-CSE examination.
- Discuss the characteristics of the adult learner
- Explain the barriers to learning with different strategies for success
- Describe the different learning domains
- Discuss the attributes of an effective instructor
- Describe the elements of the teaching process
- Name different evaluation methods in the post-acute care setting
- Identify different testing methods
- Distinguish between didactic and clinical learning experiences
- Describe teaching techniques in the clinical setting
- List the role and qualification of preceptor
- Identify the responsibilities of a clinical instructor
- List the elements of an orientation
- Discuss record-keeping of in-service and employee CEUs
- Identify items to be included on a lesson plan
- Discuss budgeting and planning for staff education
All participants must have an active and unencumbered RN license within a state or territory of the United States of America.
Continuing Education Units
There is opportunity for 15 Nursing Contact Hours (approved by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) once all requirements are met. Among the requirement are completion of the course curriculum, and completion of the course evaluation.
- Complete the PAC-CSE Course (optional)
- Possess an active and unencumbered RN license within a state or territory of the United States
- Register and take the competency-based PAC-CSE certification examination
- Obtain a passing grade of 80% or higher on the PAC-CSE examination
The initial certification is valid two years after the date of passing the examination and meeting all requirements of the certification. Certifications are renewable every two years.