We’re thinking bigger — about the problem we solve. Our #1 job at Straightaway is to reduce staff shortages for skilled nursing facilities. We’re changing the landscape of CNA training, by way of the power of story.
Dealing with unique and difficult residents, cleaning up various and sundry messy situations, and building relationships with people who were nearing the end of their life were all things I hadn’t considered in training.
Seeing the genuine gratitude expressed when helping a resident return to a freshly made bed or assisting them in enjoying some quality time outside help make up the little victories that mean so much – the gems that set this role apart from all others.
Students must be engaged if they are expected to effectively learn and retain material of any kind, and the PowerPoint presentations provided were most certainly not hitting the mark.
As your CNA Edge roll-out moves forward, you and leaders at all levels of your organization should engage with Straightaway and with one another to share progress, data, and results. This is a great time to review what’s working for you and what’s not, then adapt your approach – and of course, celebrate results with your employees.
Whether you are brand new to training or have seasoned instructors, CNA Edge is a change and our goal is to ensure your instructors are comfortable and confident with the new program.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when you hear the term “implementation,” but we assure you that it’s not as highly technical as it sounds. Our implementation is more of a change management process – one that Straightaway’s Client Care team will shepherd you through.
One of the implementation questions we are often asked is about classroom location. Many skilled nursing facilities, especially those facilities at capacity, do not have adequate space to house a classroom for their CNA training class.
As you know, Straightaway provides classroom training materials and support technology to the instructors that are the foundation of a successful CNA training site. To obtain approval, facilities must have a qualified instructor as well as an RN to provide general oversight of the program (usually the Director of Nursing).