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Grow Your Own Clinical Workforce with FHCA's Blended Online CNA Program

FHCA is excited to launch a new Online CNA Program in partnership with Academic Platforms, American Health Care Association's preferred provider. CNAOnline.com provides a hybrid learning experience, giving flexibility, quality, and convenience for students while fully preparing them for certification.

The classroom learning is entirely online, and students can access the full curriculum on a computer or smartphone, at any time. CNAOnline.com also provides an online instructor who has real-time access to students’ progress.

CNAOnline.com’s revolutionary approach allows labs and hands-on clinical instruction to be offered at your facility with your staff, giving students the opportunity to learn your culture and your equipment. This way, students can learn at their own pace while still receiving essential real-world experiences. At the end of the program, students go on to be highly-trained CNAs who elevate the quality of care available in the centers where they work.

CNAOnline.com uses the American Health Care Association curriculum, How to Be a Nurse Assistant, which has been converted into e-book and audiobook formats. Questions about the CNAOnline Training program can be directed to Melanie Motiska, FHCA Quality Improvement and Education Manager, at mmotiska@fhca.org, or 850-224-3907. 

Course Features and Benefits

  • Course is accessible 24/7 on smartphones, tablets, laptops, PC or Mac
  • All materials are cloud-based - no downloads or installs necessary
  • Practice tests, study guides, quizzes and chapter reviews help students along the way for a higher pass rate
  • Real-time data analytics let the instructor track students’ progress
  • Standardized grading software for instructor to evaluate each student electronically
  • Scheduled in-person skills and clinical training
  • Design allows for customized content, tailored for your facility

Fees

  • Members: $700 per student
  • Non-Members: $840 per student

FHCA 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

Program Overview Webinar (July 24 at 11:00 a.m. EST)

  • Click here to register for the “FHCA - New Workforce Tool for Members - CNAOnline Program Overview Webinar,on July 24 at 11:00 a.m. EST hosted by Academic Platforms. This webinar will provide an overview of the program and highlight the benefits of participating to your staff.

Get Started Webinar (July 25 at 11:00 a.m. EST)

  • Click here to register for the “FHCA - Ready to Start? Next steps with CNAOnline Program Webinar”, on Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. EST. This webinar goes into greater detail than the overview and is for members who are ready to take the steps to start the program today. Presenters 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 CNAOnline at your location, applying for approval from the Florida Board of Nursing, and training your instructors.

Case Studies

  • Read the case study from an Iowa skilled nursing facility whose online CNA program offers their instructors and students flexibility.
  • Learn how Prairie View Home implemented their CNAOnline.com blended program and cut nurse aide training time in half. Read the case study.