This week, California took an important step forward to prevent critical shortages of Certified Nurse Assistants in long-term care. This is exciting news for us at Straightaway!
In the last 18 months, we’ve made significant strides in bringing our groundbreaking TRAINING courseware to more skilled nursing organizations across the country. Click for a quick update on where we stand as of October 2018.
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).
With approvals and programs in the regulatory review process in 19 states, Straightaway has learned enough to tell the tale of two processes (one that met obstacles and one that sailed through) — in the same state!
Straightaway customers have been approved, or are in the approval process, in 19 states (5 approvals, 14 application submissions). While it definitely takes some paperwork and requires a bit of effort, the process itself isn’t terribly complicated, especially when guided by a team who has done it several times over.
This blog series will demystify the process of setting up a CNA training program in your facility. We will walk you through how we help you find classroom space, an instructor, obtain state regulatory approval, and navigate the tricky waters of change management so that your organization can confront the challenge of short staffing and be better off as a result.