CNA Training Resources
Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) fill the most hands-on role in resident care and are integral to the care process. CNA positions also represent the highest number of vacancies and rate of turnover in skilled nursing and assisted living. Identify onsite CNA training programs in your area and explore a new online training program from IHCA/INCAL and partner Academic Platforms.
IHCA/INCAL is excited to launch a new Online CNA Program in partnership with Academic Platforms, AHCA's preferred provider, that will allow non-facility based and facility-based training programs to incorporate online didactic nurse assistant training in conjunction with their existing clinical training.
Course Features and Benefits
- Accessible on smartphones, tablets PCs and Macs
- E-book/lectures/video instruction are cloud-based - no downloads or installs
- Audiobook capability
- Practice tests, study guides, quizzes and chapter reviews
- Competency-based skills checklists with visuals and videos
- Scheduled in- person skills and clinical training
- Grading software for instructor to evaluate students electronically
- Data analytics include class activity reports, data by student, student competency
- Design that allows organizations the ability to include customized content
- Members: $700/student
- Non-Members: $875/student
The association has added a volume discount tiered payment option for members who wish to launch the program at multiple facilities and who agree to guarantee a minimum number or pre-paid students.
- 50 prepaid student fees = 10% discount
- 75 prepaid student fees = 15% discount
- 100 prepaid student fees = 20% discount
- Click here to access the program webinar hosted by IHCA/INCAL and Academic Platforms. This webinar will walk you through the platform, discuss the steps to launch the program at your site, and answer your questions about the content and onboarding procedures.
- Click here to view the Next Steps document that walks facility-based training sites through the process of integrating the online CNA program at your location, applying for approval from the Indiana State Department of Health, and training your instructors.
- Read the case study from an Iowa skilled nursing facility whose online CNA program offers their instructors and students flexibility.
- Learn how Priaire View Home implemented their blended online CNA program and cut nurse aide training time in half. Read the case study.
Questions about the Online CNA Training program can be directed to Emily Berger, Director of Workforce Development and Member Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to access the Indiana State Department of Health's Administrative Standards for Nurse Aide Training Program. Refer to Standard 1. Qualified Personnel.
Indiana RN's who meet the licensing and experience requirements can meet Standard 1.A.3.- Documentation of completion in a course teaching adults, by completing the ISDH approved Nurse Aide Program Director & Instructor Training Seminar offered through the IUPUI School of Nursing or Ivy Tech Community College.
CNA Training Listings
The Indiana State Department of Health is providing listings of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training sites by county, and city to assist you in locating a training facility.
CNA Training Sites Search Page
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