Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training

United States
CDC TRAIN Learning Network (CDC TRAIN)
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About this Resource

Free training courses for nursing home professionals developed by the CDC and its funded partners.


  • Individuals responsible for infection prevention and control programs in nursing homes, long term care facilities, and intermediate care facilities
  • Helpful for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nursing home administrators, program managers, and other health educators

Key Takeaways

  • Addresses a variety of topics on infection prevention and control including:
    • The role of the infection preventionist
    • Infection surveillance and outbreak management
    • Infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, and antibiotic stewardship
  • Training is free with 24 modules and submodules
  • Flexible - modules can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions, depending on the learner’s schedule
  • Continuing education credit available

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