Assisted Living Nurse Certificate

Certificate Course

Nursing in an Assisted Living setting often presents challenges to the nurse beyond what their training prepared them for. Yet today, more and more assisted living communities are utilizing nurses to guide their caregiving team. This course prepares the licensed nurse to build a strong, full caregiving team within the assisted living environment of care.

The Assisted Living Nurse Certificate Program is designed to give the Nurse an overview of the Assisted Living Facility. This program will review responsibilities of the Nurse, and permit you to identify areas of overlap in the Healthcare Provider roles.

This program covers the basic role definition, suggested job functions, duties, responsibilities, and various methods to attain confidence and success as a Nurse in the Assisted Living setting. The role of the nurse in assisted living is a complex combination of facility size, state rules and regulation, staffing model, community philosophy, admission assumptions, administrator interpretation, and much more. In the Assisted Living Community, the Nurse considers the options and opportunities to provide consistent healthcare for the protection of often fragile and frail elderly residents.

Course Objectives:

The individual completing this course will understand:

  • Assisted Living overview and purpose
  • Resident Centered Care updated materials
  • Domains of Practice testing as the nurse moves through the program
  • Post test discussion points with the Mentor before moving out to experience the practicum portion of the program
  • Nurse task list to follow during the Mentorship portion
  • Nurse reporting mechanism
  • Mentor Sign off sheets to PM prior to issuance of Completion Certificate

About the Instructor

Margaret Covert offers extensive clinical and operations experience in various Long Term Care settings. She received her BSN from University of Portland and has maintained a Skilled Nursing Home Administrator License since 1984. Responsibilities have included LTC Administrator, State Surveyor, Memory Care Administrator, Assisted Living Executive Director, Corporate Clinical Director, and Regional Operations Director. Margaret has most recently provided corporate clinical, licensing, and program direction for a management company overseeing Assisted Living communities in 3 western states. With nearly 10 yrs of corporate work her comprehension and interpretation of various state rules and regulations coupled with her understanding of systems is extensive.