Teaching CNA Class

  1. I am planning on going back to school in the fall to get my RN. Does anyone know what the requirements for teaching CNA classes are??? This is something I really want to do in the future!
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  3. by   alk3rainbow
    Quote from NDodd
    I am planning on going back to school in the fall to get my RN. Does anyone know what the requirements for teaching CNA classes are??? This is something I really want to do in the future!
    My CNA instructor only had her BSN. I think it might depend on the size of the town you live in. I was shocked to see someone with only a bachelors degree teaching a college course. Most instructors at least have their masters. Once again, I think it depends on the school and the town though.
  4. by   LPNSpitz2B
    My CNA instructor through the local community college was only on LPN, and I do not live in a small area...I think it depends on what they feel that you are capable of doing.
  5. by   tmiller027
    My CNA instructor is an RN with a bachelors. She said she's been certified by the state to teach the class though, so maybe theres some kind of state mandated training you have to go through.
  6. by   bella548
    I worked as a CNA trainer for the American Red Cross.I am an LPN.Nice work for part time.Pays not great.But was a very nice rewarding change.
  7. by   Brownms46
    I sub for a CNA clinical instructor as an LPN, and I have seen several positions open in this area for LPNs to work as CNA insturctors. The pay for one college here was $23/hr. Good luck!
  8. by   meownsmile
    I just got a seminar flyer on CNA instructor training and it was only available to RN's with bachelors degrees. That is in my state though, not to say others have the same requirements. Although it was a little strange that it was being taught at a community college that only has associate degrees.
  9. by   LANIE777
    Just incase anyone checks out these old responses....Check with your state board of nursing they will have details on requirements. Most states you can teach CNAs and CMTs with just an AAS in nursing. You must have a BSN in order to teach for LPNs and RNs and often they want you at least pursueing the Masters and for some schools a requirement to be nursing instructor. You of course can specialize after Masters degree as a Certified Nurse Educator.

    Teaching CNAs and CMTs you can also check with the CNA certifying agency, such as in Missouri we have MHCA (Missouri Health Care Association) and MLN (Missouri League of Nurses) that have details on teaching requirements. LPNs can teach CNA and CMT clinicals. Hope that helps someone interested!
  10. by   Weebee
    I to want to become a CNA instructor. I'm a LVN with 6 years on the job. Can someone tell me where to get a certification to teach CNA or how it was you got your job as a CNA instructor.
    Also, if you know of any open instructor positions anywhere in the country Please let me know.
  11. by   Weebee
    Quote from Brownms46
    I sub for a CNA clinical instructor as an LPN, and I have seen several positions open in this area for LPNs to work as CNA insturctors. The pay for one college here was $23/hr. Good luck!

    Where is this position and how did you get it... did you have to get certified to teach or ?
  12. by   magichospital
    How funny! I just asked the same question. Only my question is if you are starting your own program.
  13. by   Birdbr
    My CNA instructor held a BSN, but when she started she was getting her Masters, but she told us she didn't tell the college that. But it just depends on states and school sizes probably.

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