online cna training??

  1. With a clinical component in a nursing home, does this sound like a good idea?
    I am thinking of starting this as a business but just not sure how people will welcome it. The students will do the theory part and tests online, we will have a one full day of lab, and then maybe 3 days clinical in a nursing home.

    Please any suggestions, advice or critique will be welcome.

    Thanks
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  3. by   CandAmommy
    I would personally never take a class that was online without A LOT of hands on experience. I can't see how anyone would know what they are doing or be confident enough.
  4. by   LauraCNA
    Quote from CandAmommy
    I would personally never take a class that was online without A LOT of hands on experience. I can't see how anyone would know what they are doing or be confident enough.
    I totally agree! And 3 days clinical experience really isn't much time to get proficient and comfortable doing your skills.
  5. by   nursemomof3boys
    Quote from LauraCNA
    I totally agree! And 3 days clinical experience really isn't much time to get proficient and comfortable doing your skills.

    How many days clinical would you suggest?
    There would also be a lab component for practice and check off.

    Thanks for your 2cents
  6. by   LauraCNA
    In my class we had 7 days, not to say that's the perfect amount. It depends on the person but I think with the more practice you get the better,safer, and more confident you'll be with your residents/patients.
  7. by   ohiogyrl
    My class was two weeks and we only had 3 days of clinicals. I think it would kind of difficult to learn certain skills online though...like vest restraints, gait belt transfers...I don't know.
  8. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from nursemomof3boys
    With a clinical component in a nursing home, does this sound like a good idea?
    I am thinking of starting this as a business but just not sure how people will welcome it. The students will do the theory part and tests online, we will have a one full day of lab, and then maybe 3 days clinical in a nursing home.

    Please any suggestions, advice or critique will be welcome.

    Thanks
    Yes, such a program would be welcomed. Remember you must provide at least 16 hours "hands-on" training and a minimum of 75 hours general training. You should also research the requirements for your state.

    Reference: The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act
  9. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from nursemomof3boys
    How many days clinical would you suggest?
    There would also be a lab component for practice and check off.

    Thanks for your 2cents
    I think CNA programs should require at least 80 clinical hours, 16 hours lab, and 50 hours general skills education.

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