Post-Acute Care Registered Nurse (PAC-RN) Course

The Post-Acute Care Registered Nurse (PAC-RN) course is a foundational program which not only prepares applicants for the PAC-RN certification examination, but also ensures that completion of the course leads to success in the role of Registered Nurse in the post-acute care setting. The PAC-RN 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. In order to take the PAC-RN certification examination, this course is recommended but not required.

Advantages of the PAC-RN Course

We developed the PAC-RN course with robust, evidence-based materials which were extensively reviewed by leading industry experts to ensure that appropriate knowledge and competencies are acquired. Upon completion, a student will be adequately prepared to take the PAC-RN certification exam. The course also:

  • Validates key nursing clinical competency
  • 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 30 CEUs 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 divided into course modules. Either option is designed to meet the needs of adult learners and busy working professionals.

Target Audience

The PAC-RN course is a robust and comprehensive program designed for all registered nurses in the post-acute care setting.

    Course Objectives

    • Introduction to post-acute care
    • The role of the nurse in post-acute care
    • The role of the nurse as a leader in post-acute care
    • Accident and Incident Reporting best practices
    • Assessment and documentation essentials for RNs
    • 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 RN license within a state or territory of the United States.

    Continuing Education Units

    After completion of the PAC-RN course curriculum and course evaluation, 30 nursing contact hours (valid for two years) will be earned from the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing, a provider of continued nursing education accredited by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

    Acquiring Certification

    • Complete the PAC-RN 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-RN certification examination
    • Obtain a passing grade of 80% or higher on the PAC-RN 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.

    Post-Acute Care Registered Nurse (PAC-RN) Course

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