On-Demand: Social Service Designee Training

The 42-hour on-demand social service designee training fulfills the role of social service in a nursing facility under 120 beds as defined in the state and federal requirements.



Social Service Designee Training - On-Demand
42-Hour Training Program (4.2 college credits)
This is a recording of the May-June 2023 Nebraska Health Care Learning Center Social Service Designee Training.

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Content: The social service designee training offers the basic knowledge to fulfill the role of social service in a nursing facility under 120 beds as defined in the state and federal requirements for nursing facilities/long-term care.

Objectives: At the completion of the training, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Function in the role of social service designee in a nursing facility
  2. Assess the psycho-social and spiritual needs of the resident in a nursing facility
  3. Develop an appropriate psycho-social plan of care for residents in a nursing facility
  4. Contribute to an interdisciplinary team plan of care conference
  5. Utilize Nebraska resources in meeting resident needs
  6. Participate in the care team that provides services to the resident
  7. Function in the advocate role on behalf of the resident

Facilitator: Connie Knorr, RN, BSN, Curriculum Development and Learning Manager, Nebraska Health Care Association

Audience: This 42-hour training is designed for the person with primary responsibility for the social service program in a nursing facility.

CE Credit: 42 hours of continuing education are available. This training meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work.

College Credit: Nebraska Health Care Learning Center awards 4.2 hours of college credit upon successful completion of this course. See the Nebraska Health Care Learning Center Education Catalog (Published: May 2023) for credit requirements. To receive college credit, a high school or equivalent transcript and a Transcript Request form must be on file with NHCLC within 30 days of completing the course. Email or fax transcripts will not be accepted. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to receive college credit. 

Registration Fee:

 Members Price  $650
 Non-Members Price  $1,300

 Please provide feedback on the course by completing the evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to registrants. 

Questions: For questions about this training, contact:

Nebraska Health Care Learning Center, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-435-3551
Email: [email protected]

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