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Director of Staff Development

Niles College is pleased to offer the Director of Staff Development (DSD) Training Program. This DSD course is specially designed to prepare licensed nurses for duties as the DSD in a Skilled Nursing Facility or as an instructor in precertification programs for CNA. Students will receive training in planning, implementing and evaluating nurse education program. Specially, students will learn how to develop and maintain records, draft course outlines and lesson plans, develop long range and short range training plans and how to conduct training.


This is a 3-day CE program and is required by the CDPH (Title 22, Chap 2.5) for nurse wishing to be a DSD in a Long-Term Care Facility or to teach in a CNA training program.


At the end of this 3-day program, students will receive training on how to develop a curriculum, use a curriculum excellently to demonstrate and how to evaluate the knowledge of the topic taught to their students. They will be able to draft course outlines as well as lesson plans and understands how to adapt each educational topic to the target audience.


Niles College Objectives: at the end of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Successfully develop an educational curriculum,
  • Describe how to effectively use a curriculum to teach,
  • Explain how to effectively manage time during teaching instruction,
  • Explain how to effective evaluate the understanding of the topic taught,
  • Successfully develop course outline,
  • Successfully develop lesson plans,
  • Understand how to adapt educational topics to different target audiences.

To qualify for this training course, a student must be a licensed RN's or LVN's and must satisfy one of the following:

  • One year experienced as a licensed nurse providing direct patient care in a long-term care facility, which also including planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs or,
  • Have a 2-yr full time experience as a licensed nurse, at least one of which must be in the provision of direct patient care in anursing facility.

Niles College is an approved CE Provider by BRN, Provider No. CEP 16143.

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