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Bite-Sized Learnings:

 A bite-sized learning (BSL) is a teaching approach that involves presenting content in a brief 5 – 10 minute timeframe. BSLs are presented in a narrated PowerPoint Presentation.

To get started, click the “Watch Video” button below. Upon completion of the video, you will be directed to complete a brief BSL evaluation.

Discover practical ways you can support residents living with schizophrenia. Learn about common schizophrenia symptoms and the risks and benefits of antipsychotic medications.

Learn the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder.


A module is a structured course or learning experience delivered electronically. This strategy allows the trainee to gain access to knowledge-based content in real time, anywhere, at any time and at their own pace via the internet. Modules are 15 – 20 minutes in duration. Modules consist of a pre and post test questions. A participation certificate is provided to the participant upon completion of the post-test.

To get started, click the “Complete Pre-Test” button below. After you complete the Pre-Test, click “Submit” on the form and you will automatically be able to watch the module. At the completion of the module, you will receive instructions on how to complete the post-test. After you complete the post-test, you will receive your certificate of completion via email.

This 15-minute module will give you the tools needed to support residents living with the complex disorder of schizophrenia. You’ll learn how to identify symptoms of schizophrenia, conditions that can be mistaken as schizophrenia as well as treatment strategies.

This course will equip you with foundational knowledge of bipolar disorder, explore the potential causes, and the impact it can have on residents.

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News & Events

COE-NF Newsletter – September 2023

This month’s newsletter will define recovery and provide key principles and approaches to supporting the recovery process. This approach will provide a higher quality of care to residents with behavioral health disorders and also help nursing facilities comply with regulatory guidance.

COE-NF Newsletter – August 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day and explore overdose prevention measures that can be taken to support residents who are prescribed an opioid.

COE-NF Newsletter – July 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we will define trauma and learn how a trauma-informed model can address the unique needs of residents with a history of trauma and triggers. This approach will provide higher quality care to residents and be compliant with nursing facility regulatory guidance regarding trauma-informed care.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.