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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….

Learn about the basics of mental health, how to recognize signs and symptoms and ways to support residents with mental health conditions….

Learn about substance use disorders and actionable steps nursing facility staff can take to support residents with this condition….

Explore the keys to creating a trauma informed approach….

This video will explore alcohol use disorder and the signs, symptoms and dangers of withdrawal….

Discover practical ways you can build connections with residents by employing empathy. Learn simple techniques to demonstrate empathy as well as ways empathy can help residents with mental health disorders.

Learn the basics of co-occurring disorder, contributing factors and assessment strategies.


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…

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

This module provides effective support tools for residents living with major depressive disorder. You’ll discover how to recognize common symptoms, warning signs, understand risk and protective factors, identify screening tools,…

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News & Events

COE-NF Newsletter – April 2024

This month’s newsletter focuses on Alcohol Awareness. Learn about the impact that alcohol and AUD have on individuals’ health and society as a whole….

COE-NF Newsletter – March 2024

This month’s newsletter explores managing residents with bipolar disorder and regulatory requirement considerations for residents with serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder.

COE-NF Newsletter – February 2024

In this issue, we highlight our new Behavioral Health Needs Assessment…

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.