Trauma-Informed Care for Nursing Home Staff (INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION)


This version of the course is for individuals who wish to purchase just a single registration and take the course themselves.

Administrators: If you need training for your entire staff at discounted rates, please check out our other versions of Trauma-Informed Care for Nursing Homes in the “You may also like…” at the bottom of this page.




Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

This course is required for all nursing home employees.

Why should I take this course?

  • First, it is mandated. Mega Rule 3 requires that all nursing home staff complete a trauma-informed care course. This is to ensure that residents who are trauma survivors receive culturally competent, trauma-informed care in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Second, and more importantly, knowing about trauma and how to mitigate it will help you better understand residents’ behavior and how to provide them with the care they need. Trauma is a serious issue that affects more than half the population of the United States. Knowing how to identify a trauma survivor and learn about their potential triggers will help you avoid re-traumatizing them.

What will I learn?

After completing Trauma-Informed Care for Nursing Home Staff: An Introductory Course, you will be able to:

  • Define trauma,
  • Identify causes and effects of trauma,
  • Define re-traumatization,
  • Identify factors that improve resilience,
  • Define trauma-informed care,
  • Describe the benefits of trauma-informed care, and
  • List steps to prepare for trauma-informed regulation.

How long will it take?

Allow about 30 minutes to complete the three lessons in Trauma-Informed Care for Nursing Home Staff: An Introductory Course and the final quiz.

What about quizzes?

This course has a final quiz which you may take as many times as needed. The passing score is 80 percent.

Will I get a certificate?

After passing the final quiz, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

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