As recently graduated or nurses new to nursing facilities begin their jobs, the Transition to Practice Academy will help them increase their knowledge and readiness to practice. Participating nurses will gain valuable resources and takeaways that support their transition and prepare nurses to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing facility residents.

Topics include overview of nursing facilities; nurse duties and responsibilities; legal and ethical concepts; quality improvement; management; caring for older adults; promoting wellness in body systems and functioning; and workplace engagement.

Who Should Attend?

  • Registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses who have recently graduated
  • Nurses transitioning from other areas, such as acute care

Goal of this Training Academy

The Transition to Practice Academy prepares nurses to work with a senior population. Nurses advance their abilities to provide patient-centered care and promote wellness in the older adult. A nursing facility overview is given, and the academy addresses legal and ethical concepts as well as management models and techniques for quality improvement.


Read the agenda FOR ABILENE in PDF

Read the Agenda for all other venues in PDF

You must attend the entire conference to earn CEUs.

Continuing Education Hours

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services - Regulatory Services Division is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Earn 8.5 contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Medicaid and CHIP Services plans to offer continuing education credit for Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators.

There will be 17.25 CEs available for the non-nursing professionals at the Abilene conference, and 14.7 CEs for the remaining venues.

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Nov. 7-9, 2017, Abilene

Region 14 Education Service Center
1850 Highway 351
Abilene, Texas

Dec. 5-6, 2017, Dallas

Juliette Fowler Communities Conference Center
1234 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas

Jan. 24-25, 2018, Houston

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St.
Houston, Texas

Feb. 28-March 1, 2018, San Antonio

Region 20 Education Service Center
1314 Hines Ave.
San Antonio, Texas

New date: March 20-21, 2018, Corpus Christi

Region 2 Education Service Center
209 North Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Note: The Jan. 17-18 training was cancelled due to inclement weather.