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Relias Learning acquires healthcare training companies

October 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Relias Learning, an online healthcare training and education company, expands its course offerings to the acute care setting through acquisitions. 

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director.

Brookdale wants nurses

May 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. launches a tuition assistance program for newly-hired nurses that would reimburse up to $7,000 for two years of service. The goal is to grow and retain workforce talent amid a projected nursing shortfall and increasing senior...

Innovation program to reduce nursing home hospitalizations

April 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Center for Innovation has invested more than $30 million for Indiana University’s project to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents by providing higher levels of care on site.

Joshua Freitas named NCCDP’s 2016 educator of the year

April 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has named a former OPTIMA award winner the educator of the year for educating—and inspiring—frontline staff on dementia care. expands healthcare training video collection

March 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Web-based training company adds new training resources based on current trends and industry demand to fill employee healthcare training gaps, increase job satisfaction, reduce turnover and ultimately improve patient care.  

New association for DNSs launches

March 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) will offer DNSs in long-term care and post-acute care training, certification and host conferences. 

Iowa won't require nursing home employees to complete dementia care training

February 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

State legislators failed to pass a bill that would have required nursing home employees to learn how and be assessed on how they care for people with dementia. 

ACHCA elects new president and CEO

December 4, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Cecilia Sepp, CAE will serve as president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

ANA appoints new president of ANCC

November 24, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Patricia Reid Ponte, a nursing executive, researcher and educator, has been tapped as the next president of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

Elsevier, NADONA/LTC team up to offer online training class

October 12, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

New online class will train staff and long-term care facilities comply with accreditation and regulatory standards.

New geriatric training program for nursing home staff

September 24, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A first-of-its-kind geriatric education program teaches clinical and non-clinical staff how to improve the care of older adults.


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