Frequently Asked Questions

Instructor FAQ’s

What are the requirements to be a qualified clinical instructor?

Instructor qualifications are based on each state’s requirements. Some states require a certification training course. In addition, Academic Platforms requires preceptors to complete specific training on how to teach the skills component of our course using our technology.

How is the instructor trained on the AHCA curriculum/online platform process?

We have a training program for instructors leading the skills portion of the course. Instructors can be trained in a few hours.

Will the provider have to identify at least one RN instructor from the building or organization?

Each group of students will require an instrutor that meets the state requirements and is also trained on our program. The most likely source will be from the organization itself or through a contracted instructor.

Is the program web-based?

Yes, it is web based. There are two basic requirements, you must have a web browser (Google or Chrome is preferred), and you must have a connection to the internet. It is no different than loading a web page, or doing a Google search.

Explain hybrid / blended learning?

The classroom portion is delivered online, and clinical skills training is done in person at a provider facility or lab.

What technologies can support the course? (phone, etc.)

The online program is web-based and is accessible through smart phones, tablets, laptops, and personal computers.

How do I know this course is legitimate?

This course is based on the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) How To Be a Nurse Assistant curriculum. Each course will be approved in each state where approval is required. AHCA has been delivering nurse assistant training for LTC for over 30 years.

Who is AHCA?

AHCA is the American Health Care Association. As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.

How are the clinical skills done?

Clinical skills instruction and training will be done in an approved lab setting. Options include facilities that meet regulatory compliance parameters and nonfacility training labs.

How do students turn in assignments / take quizzes and tests?

All student work is submitted online. Our system tracks detailed information on student activity.

Do you conduct mock exams to prepare for the proctored exams?

Our program includes practice tests, study guides, quizzes, and skills checklists to prepare students for taking the proctored exam for certification.

What are the functions of the web portal?

  • Fast-track enrollment
  • Record storage
  • courses and course scheduled date
  • Monitor student progress
  • Historical data on past classes