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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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Hi I just want to ask how to get teaching credentials?

or what should I do if I wanna teach some class like CNA or MA?

I'm here in Califonia. I'm working as LVN now for almost 2 years. 1 year for supervisory position in a out patient clinic and 1 year experience in a county job as staff lvn in jail.

THANK YOU :)

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Typically, the nurse practice acts will delineate the minimum requirements for educators. In my state, it is required that instructors are at least one level above their students (a BSN is required to teach at the ADN level, an MSN is required to teach at the BSN level). Individual schools and accreditation agencies may have stricter requirements. You could research open positions on many job sites or the sites of schools you would like to teach at. The job posting should let you know what is required and preferred to apply for the position.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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In my state LPN instructors (theory or clinical) are a minimum RN BSN. CNA or CHHA instructors must be RN (ASN, diploma, BSN). ASN instructors for theory & clinical must be RN-MSN. ASN lab instructors and clinical consultants must be RN/BSN. BSN instructors must be MSN minimum preferred with CNE (nurse educator credential), All specified by the education of the state nurse practice act and nursing regulations.

Even with a BSN, if licensed as an LVN you would not be eligible to instruct LVN or CNA/CHHA in my state without a valid RN license.

For vocational education, in my state you must have a bachelor's in secondary education or a BA/BS in a field related to the course taught (so BSN would be eligible for medical assistant) but must obtain post-bachelor's teacher of vocational education certification. (Graduate credits but less than needed for a master's degree)

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Raviepoo specializes in hospice.

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The person who teaches CNAs at the votech in my town has a Masters degree. The minimum credential to teach LPN students at that school is BSN. All of the instructors in my ADN program are required to have a Masters or to be working towards one.

If you really want to teach, why don't you look into further education for yourself? Teaching is a skill that requires learning and development. Not everyone can do it, but there are courses that can teach you how. My Fundamentals instructor was an awesome nurse but she did not know how to teach, nor had she taken the time to learn. I honestly think that makes a huge difference.

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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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Where can I get a teaching credentials? is it online or a class something?

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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I think the previous posters are trying to tell you that you may not be eligible to teach, as an LVN. You would have to look at your state's Nurse Practice Act to find out the minimum level of education to teach CNA/MA.

"Teaching credentials" traditionally are earned by obtaining a Bachelors degree in education.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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When I attended an LVN program in CA, a couple of my instructors were LVNs.

When I attended a MA program, the instructor was an LVN, and the director of education/part-owner was an LVN.

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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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When I attended an LVN program in CA, a couple of my instructors were LVNs.

When I attended a MA program, the instructor was an LVN, and the director of education/part-owner was an LVN.

Cool! So meaning to say only few schools or places that LVNs can teach? I'm really interested in teaching but don't know how to start or where to start or what to do? Should I contact the BON?

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Cool! So meaning to say only few schools or places that LVNs can teach? I'm really interested in teaching but don't know how to start or where to start or what to do? Should I contact the BON?
Instead of contacting the BON, a more optimal move would entail contacting several trade schools or business colleges in your area to see if they are hiring instructors.

The trade schools (Concorde, American Career College, Everest, etc) tend to have more lenient hiring practices when it comes to attracting and retaining instructors.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Teaching credential is a bachelor's degree in education or specific credits in education post bachelor's in another field. These include educational theory and other classes. CNE is a certified nurse educator credential.

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proud nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Oncology, Alzheimer/dementia.

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I think some of the information given in this thread is encouraging to people wanting to teach. All of my instructors throughout my nursing education were MSN, although a few were BSN working on their MSN.

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