Post-Acute Care Licensed Practical Nurse (PAC-LPN) Course

The Post-Acute Care Licensed Practical Nurse (PAC-LPN) course is the only foundational program you will need to be successful in your role as an LPN at the post-acute care setting. The PAC-LPN program is made up of a robust curriculum which includes a full spectrum of training in clinical areas and provides practical examples within each module. Additionally, you will be provided tools and resources to promote efficiency and provide quality outcomes for your residents. Our program has been peer reviewed and endorsed by Nursing Directors/Nurse Leaders, Registered Nurses, State Surveyors, and LPNs as the premier program for LPNs working in the Post-Acute Care setting.

Advantages of the PAC-LPN Course

We have developed the PAC-LPN curriculum with robust, 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 adequately prepared to take the PAC-LPN certification exam.
In addition, the course offers the following:

  • 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
  • Opportunity to earn 22 CEU contact hours valid for two years.

The course can be taken either by enrollment in instructor-led classes or self-study using written, audio and video materials segregated into course modules. Either option is specially designed to meet the needs of adult learners and busy working professionals.

Target Audience

This training is intended for the following roles:


  •  All Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) including new graduates and seasoned LPNs/LVNs returning to nursing practice after a long leave of absence
  • LPNs/LVNs who desire a career in the Post-Acute care environment are highly encouraged to take this course.
  • LPNs/LVNs working in the following areas:
    • Hospital
    • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
    • Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH)
    • Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs)
    • Home Care and Hospice

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Post-Acute Care
  • The Role of the Nurse (LPN) in Post-Acute Care
  • Accident and Incident Reporting Best Practices
  • Assessment and Documentation Essentials
  • Fall Prevention and Management
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • MDS 101 Basics
  • Medication Administration Safety
  • Pressure Injury Management
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  • Regulatory Compliance and the LTC Survey Process
  • Regulatory Compliance and the Most Common F-Tag Citations

Course Eligibility

An active and unencumbered LPN/LVN 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.

Acquiring Certification

  • Complete the PAC-LPN Course (optional)
  • An active and unencumbered LPN license within a state or territory of the United States.
  • Register and take the competency-based PAC-LPN certification examination
  • Obtain a passing grade of 80 percent or better on the PAC-LPN 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 2 years

Post-Acute Care Licensed Practical Nurse (PAC-LPN) Course

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