Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, 2020 | Omaha, NE
This is the APTA recognized Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program and is being hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy Education and Creighton University Physical Therapy Program. The course addresses how to plan and prepare for clinical education experiences and the facilitation of student learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of performance evaluation are reviewed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.
Who should attend?
This program is beneficial to both experienced and new physical therapist and physical therapist assistant clinical educators. The APTA recognizes all who successfully complete the course by a certificate of completion and inclusion on a roster of credentialed clinical instructors. The course provides basic skill training and includes interactive tasks to enhance problem solving of clinical education issues for both the experienced and inexperienced clinical educator. Persons outside of physical therapy are welcome to participate in the educational program, but not the Assessment Center for credentialing.
Upon successful completion of the CCIP, the participants will learn to:
- Describe the parallels between the characteristics of the practitioner and clinical educator.
- Plan and prepare for students during their clinical education experiences.
- Identifying student learning needs and areas of competence.
- Design high-quality learning experiences for students at all levels of experience.
- Implement clinical teaching methods and supervisory techniques that support ongoing adult learning.
- Provide effective and summative evaluation.
- Identify legal and supervisory implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by American Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation, Medicare regulations, and the Patient’s Bill of Rights.
- Manage the student who is demonstrating problem performance and exceptional performance.
PT/PTA clinical educators who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.6 CEUs/16 contact hours*
Non-physical therapy providers who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours*
*Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code. For more information about licensure, visit http://www.apta.org/Licensure/.
Participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the assessment center to be eligible for credentialing.
Day One – Friday
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Section 1 – The Clinician as Clinical Educator
9:30 a.m. Section 2 – Readiness to Learn
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Section 2 continued - Readiness to Learn
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m. Section 3 – Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Orientation to the Assessment Center
3:30 p.m. Assessment Center Stations 1-2
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Day Two – Saturday
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Section 4 – Performance Assessment: The Clinical Environment
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Section 5 – Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Education
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m. Section 6 – Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with Problems in Clinical Education
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Assessment Center Stations 3-6
5:00 p.m. Closure/Evaluation
Email Phone: 402.559.8173 Fax: 402.559.8626
University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Bennett Hall – Located at the northwest corner of south 42nd Street & Emile
Creighton University Hotel Information (discounted rates available).
APTA Member Registration: $90.00
APTA Non-Member Registration: $180.00
Other Discipline Registration: $230.00
Clinical Instructor Discount: $40.00
Registration Closes: Due to logistical considerations, we are unable to accommodate any registrations after December 1, 2019.
Required Pre-Course Documents
To be eligible to attend this course, all participants must complete and submit:
- Level 1 Participant Dossier
- Participant Agreement
- A copy of current license/registration/certification to practice
Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT
Lisa Black, PT, DPT
Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT
Nicole Sleddens, PT, MPT
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Individuals must request a refund 72 hours prior to the date of the course. Please email refund inquiries.