and Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities partner to address

workforce shortage in aging care profession in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … Louisville, KY … March 13, 2018 …, powered by Academic Platforms, headquartered in Louisville, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) and Bethel University to provide online certified nursing assistant (CNA) classes with in person clinical labs to address workforce development for KAHCF’s members. KAHCF is the fifth state affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) to sign an agreement with to market the class to its members, joining Iowa Health Care Association, Indiana Health Care Association, Care Providers of Minnesota and South Dakota Health Care Association. is affiliated with Bethel University and offers three credit hours toward a college degree. This allows students to use AHCA’s nationally-recognized curriculum, How to Be a Nurse Assistant and to qualify for the state licensure test even though Kentucky CNA courses typically use Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants.’s course is available online 24/7 and can be accessed via smartphones, tablets or personal computers. Through the relationship with Bethel University, candidates can receive college credit for the CNA course to build a clinical career ladder.

The course’s didactic portion is entirely accessible as an e-book that includes quizzes, skills videos, group discussions, gamification of medical terminology and tests. Also available is a full audio format where candidates can listen to materials while referencing highlighted presentations of key elements. Clinical skills training is offered hands-on and in person.

“We are very pleased to offer this solution to our members to help them attract, train and retain quality clinical staff and provide employees a full clinical career path,” said Betsy Johnson, KAHCF president. “This program offers our members the opportunity to immerse students in their culture and their environment which smooths onboarding and acclimation, and ultimately results in higher staff retention.”

John Reinhart, co-founder and president, said, “Our approach is a collaborative way to join aging care facilities and CNA candidates who would like to embark on a promising career path in the healthcare field, yet don’t have the time or money to pursue the traditional community college route. provides candidates maximum flexibility to learn when it accommodates people’s life schedules as well as the ability to experience hands-on skills training in their future work environments.” is expanding its reach across the country. It is currently approved for use in eight states, with 10 more states soon to be approved. The eight approved states are:

  • Florida

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Kentucky

  • Minnesota

  • South Dakota

  • Tennessee

  • Vermont

About, powered by Academic Platforms, provides technology solutions that empower healthcare providers to recruit, develop and retain qualified clinical staff.’s integrated CNA curriculum has been developed for aging care providers by the nation’s largest association of long-term and post-acute care providers, the American Health Care Association (AHCA).


Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities represents proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across Kentucky. A state affiliate of the American Health Care Association, KAHCF provides services to members facilities including legislative and regulatory activities, professional development, statewide recognition programs, publications, media relations, research and advocacy relations.

For more information, please contact: Steve McClain, director of communications and membership development, or John Reinhart, President, Academic Platforms, 1415 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204, 502-221-7765, or Linda Long at or visit