Many people want a career in healthcare and becoming a CNA is one of the best places to start. Simultaneously, facilities are in need of qualified CNAs to fill roles and provide the best care possible. However, not everyone who has the desire to become a CNA can make it to physical courses, which places a strain on everyone involved. In order to overcome the current CNA shortage, we need to balance the equation between the ability to learn with the accessibility of training.

Many Prospective CNAs Have Real-World Responsibilities

Among the population of those who want to become CNAs, a large portion have real-world responsibilities. Some have jobs, and simply cannot afford time away for courses, even if the end result would be a better career path more aligned with their desire to help others. Another large part of the population is caring for family members, and rearranging their schedules to make time to travel to a physical classroom just isn’t in the cards. Then there are those who are juggling both jobs and families, for whom there is very little time to adhere to the schedules of intensive classroom CNA courses. In order for facilities to fill vacancies, they need to reach these prospective CNAs with training that is more accessible and flexible.

Balancing the Equation to Train More CNA Students

Fortunately, there is a way to provide training that better fits the schedules of prospective CNA students without sacrificing any of the quality. CNAonline offers CNA training that students can take from anywhere via laptop or personal mobile devices. The course features the nationally-acclaimed How to Be a Nurse Assistant curriculum from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in both e-book and audio formats, videos, and other online materials. CNAonline’s blended course also features hands-on clinical labs at hiring facilities participating in our program. By having a wider reach, combined with the flexibility of online learning, along with the hands-on experience provided by actual facilities, we are able to train more CNAs and fill those crucial roles for people to get the quality care they need.