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2014 Annual CNA Instructor Conference


2014 CNA Instructor Conference


Date:                                   Friday, April 11, 2014
Time:                                  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:                                   $90 per person (includes lunch)
Registration Deadline:      March 27, 2014
Late Registration Fee:      
Additional $20 for registrations received after 3/27/14
Northfield Inn Suites & Conference Center
                                         3280 Northfield Drive
                                         Springfield, IL 62702

Conference Registration:

By Mail:     Click on registration form below to print the registration form. Complete and mail form with your check to the address on the form.

By Phone: Call (217) 524-6749 to register over the phone and pay by credit card. Please have all the information ready to complete the registration form, including your License Number and choice of Breakout Session (see description below).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received at least ten business days before the conference date. If cancellation is received in less than ten business days, the full fee will be due.

Conference Registration Form

Questions for the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program?

IDPH and SIUC will be presenting updates and revisions to the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program. Questions for IDPH or SIUC must be submitted before March 27th via email to




Keynote Presentation:

I Wanna Go Home”™

Presented by:

Dee Mayfield, TIP’s, CDP, NCCDP Trainer




Dee is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and recovering caregiver who will share her personal challenges and success as both a professional and a family dementia caregiver. With stories and instruction, Dee reviews common dementia behaviors and the role that healthy self-esteem and conflict management play in creating positive outcomes with interventions.

At the end of the conference, we will Dee-Stress with Dee! ™ Stress at best, makes us better; at worst, it makes us ill. Eliminating stress in not an option; what you DO with your stress IS an option. Stress is personal, you can put a band-aide on it; and/or you can take steps to become stress-hardy. Either way – FUN is a common stress-deminisher. Before leaving the conference, let’s have some fun and Dee-Stress With Dee.



Breakout Sessions:   

You must select ONE of the following Breakout Sessions in order to register for the conference.


1)     A Proactive Approach to Alzheimer's Prevention (This session is full.)

Presented by Mary Corry, RN, BSN       (CNA Instructor Olney Central College)

The instructor will introduce the teachings of Dr. Dharma Singh Kalsa, a leading physicians in brain longevity.  You will learn about Age Management Medicine and the four major components they practice for a healthier lifestyle.  We will discuss the importance of lowering cortisol levels and the impact on your personal health.  Participants will learn and practice the spinal stretch series exercises and meditate to the Kirtan Kriya.   Since this is an interactive session, please bring a towel for the exercise portion.


2)    Let’s Get Engaged:  Making Learning STICK

Presented by Dee Mayfield, Certified Dementia Practitioner

During this participatory session, there will be a review and sharing of adult-learning techniques.  Participants will work with a team of peers to develop alternatives to lecturing that will help engage students in their own learning.  Please bring 2 pieces of Dementia Care information that would typically be included in your instruction content.  Let’s shake up learning and get engaged!


3)     Writing Better Test Questions

 Presented by Darin Barham, MS and Carrie Smith, MBA       (Nurse Aide Testing - SIUC)

Are you interested in learning how to write better test questions for exams in your CNA training programs?  Join us in the session to find out how to construct a test blueprint and how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy to write clear learning objectives and develop stronger exam questions.   This will be an interactive working session for participants to put knowledge into practice.


4)    The “WHAT IF’S” of Program Operation

Presented by Cindy Colwell, RN  (IDPH) and Joyce Steber, BSN, RN      (Nurse Aide Testing - SIUC)


STOP to identify program compliance issues.

LOOK at the application of the rules and regulations for program operation.

NOW WHAT is the formulation of a plan of action for Program Coordinators and Instructors?



Continuing Education Credit:

Lincoln Land Community College (OH-357, 2/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses: This continuing nurses education (CNE) activity is being offered for 5.6 contact hours.

This CNE activity is being presented without conflict of interest with regard to commercial bias or financial interest from products or services.

A completed seminar evaluation is required from each participant for successful completion of this CNE activity.


Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center

Directions to Northfield: Located just off I-55, exit at Exit 100B / Sangamon Avenue. Turn right at stoplight onto Dirksen Parkway. At next stoplight, turn right at Northfield Drive. Enter hotel at first canopy entrance one block to Northfield Drive, turn right, hotel just ahead on the right.

Northfield Inn, and Suites Conference Center

Lodging: Contact Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center at (217) 523-7900. There are additional hotels conveniently located off Interstate 55 along South Dirksen Parkway.

Springfield Hotel Info

Capital City Training Center
130 West Mason, Springfield, IL 62702

Fax 217.782.1106



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