Nurse Residency Program

This training and education program is designed to better equip long-term care nurses to care for their patients and improve their leadership skills. Additionally, the course will assist nurses as they prepare to take the Gerontological Nursing Board Certification Exam. If you're interested in learning more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) modules

Expert faculty and clinicians at the University of Utah have created a series of free online training modules to help increase knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and improve care of residents with dementia. These trainings are designed for patients, family members, and direct care employed in post-acute or long-term care settings.
The online educational program is divided into four modules that, in total, will take 2-3 hours to complete. The topics covered in each module include:
  • Overview of Dementia
  • Understanding Behaviors and Your Approach
  • Effective Communication within Long-Term Care
  • Communication and Understanding Behaviors
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Managing Opioid Use in Long-Term Services and Support

These interprofessional modules for PALTC providers and staff are centered around opioid use, including topics such as:

  • Reasons for prescribing opioids to treat acute and chronic pain
  • Pharmacology of opioid use in older adults with multiple chronic conditions including dementia
  • Appropriate prescribing of opioids in nursing home residents
  • Opioid misuse in nursing home residents including assessment and treatment
  • Non-opioid pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management regimens

Look for these modules coming soon!