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RCTCLEARN.NET is a division of Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) located in Rochester, Minnesota. RCTCLEARN.NET is a credible online training solution designed specifically for the Home Health & Hospice industry by educational professionals. Its academic based e-learning system provides convenient, affordable, and effective online education for home care and hospice workers -- available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  RCTCLEARN.NET is FREE and unlimited to Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA) members. Non-Members may purchase this member benefit, rates are below.


Getting Started

The training coordinator of the agency is responsible for assigning and maintaining the User IDs.

Have your training coordinator request for a set of User IDs from MHCA. You may send an email to Allison Kindseth, Education Manager at akindseth@mnhomecare.org or contact MHCA during business hours at 651-635-0607. Be sure to specify the number of IDs that you want – members are provided with unlimited User IDs so if you ever find yourself to need more IDs, simply call or send us an email request.

NOTE: You MUST be an active MHCA member to receive and use IDs. If your membership is inactive, you will not be able to receive new IDs and any current IDs will be deactivated.

Please keep in mind User IDs are specific to an individual, so they can-not be reissued to new staff. RCTCLEARN.NET tracks courses completed by User ID and store that information for a number of years. Therefore, if you have staff turn-over or just need to increase the number of IDs you have, please contact Allison Kindseth, Education Manager at akindseth@mnhomecare.org

Once you’ve been supplied with an RCTCLEARN.NET User ID from your training coordinator, you may start taking classes ASAP.

  1. Simply go to www.rctclearn.net
  2. Type in your User ID and password
  3. Select and start a course

HOW TO USE RCTCLEARN.NET

You may visit www.rctclearn.net/gettingstarted to view or download the Training Guides. The Getting Started Guides provide a step-by-step model for utilizing the courses and features of RCTCLEARN.NET.

TRAINING WEBINARS

Each month, RCTCLEARN.NET hosts a number of webinars on “Getting Started”. This is a great opportunity for you to review the features available and information on how to get started. Webinars typically last about 15 minutes or a little longer - depend on user questions. You may sign-up for one of these sessions at www.rctclearn.net/webinar.

A brief history of the RCTC training program and MHCA -- How did it come about?

In 1999, RCTC received a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant and one goal of the grant was to create on-line classes for para-professionals. At this same time, MHCA was in the process of building on-line modules. Pat Jump was working with both RCTC and MHCA to provide curriculum and content; seeing the two organizations go down similar paths, she helped make the connection between RCTC and MHCA.

RCTC viewed MHCA as the perfect collaborator and partner, as they had already started down the path to on-line learning. The partnership consisted of RCTC providing the technical expertise and helping with marketing and distribution. MHCA provided feedback testing of the curriculum and system and marketing. In 2004 the MHCA Board added access to the courses as a member benefit. The list of courses available and contact hours awarded has grown each year since then. The success with MHCA has been replicated with eleven other state home care and hospice associations.

How can RCTCLEARN.NET improve agency outcomes?

RCTCLEARN.NET training helps home care professionals be better at their jobs, which in turn improves outcomes. Many RCTCLEARN.NET users have said that the training helped them gain insight into their clients' behavior--understanding is essential to providing good service!

Can members suggest courses that aren’t currently available?

Yes, RCTCLEARN.NET have always used member feedback to help decide what new courses to develop. Each online course survey allows for participants to offer their suggestions on topics they would like to see as on-line courses.

Cost of RCTCLEARN.NET User IDs

RCTCLEARN.NET is FREE and unlimited to MHCA members as it is part of their membership benefits. Others who wish to use this online training solution may purchase an "Education Only" package at non-member rates. Please contact MHCA at 651.635.0607 if you are interested in purchasing an education only package.

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