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The Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) is a non-profit organization designed to provide education, career advancement information, networking opportunities and advocacy to its long term care nurse members.
NEW! IDPH Approves Temporary Nurse Assistant Program (TNA)
The program consist of 16 total hours of education and on-the-job training, which must be successfully completed. The 8 hour classroom education is the AHCA 8 hour training, which must be proctored by an RN at a facility and/or an alternate location provided by the employer. The 8 hour on-the-job training may include job shadowing and mentoring by any RN. Please see the program documents below.
The AHCA 8 hour program is designed for online use, however, the content may be downloaded as a PDF for in person training. It is suggested that the RN who is chosen to be the proctor either take the online course or download the content so they are aware of what is included in the content, as it is imperative that the TNA ONLY PERFORM THOSE SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE THEORY PORTION OR SKILLS TEST! (The final exam is unable to be downloaded, so please contact the IHCA office (800.252.8988) or Debbie Jackson (email@example.com) for a copy.
Here you will find the DPH TNA Program Instructions
Here you will find the DPH TNA Skills Training Guide
Here you will find the Health Care Worker Registry Sample
Here you will find the TNA Emergency Rules
IDFPR extends license renewal dates and other important actions!
Outcome Services of Illinois (OSI) has provided the following resources for Activity and Social Service Personnel during this time of limited access.
The following are various resources of interest concerning COVID-19
IDPH Interim Guidance for LTC Updated March 25 -- This document contains information for COVID-19 Control Measures, Return to Work Criteria and Guidance for Communal Dining
The following is information regarding Medicare Telehealth Services
The following is information from AMDA