Freaquently Asked Questions
The Federal government regulates CNA programs and has placed certain mandates in place for CNA Schools. However, every state has the ability to uphold these requirements or place additional requirements per their state statues. take a look here to learn your states requirements. ( link to the new state requirements page you are making.)
We love this questions. The answer…ANYONE! That is right. Anyone! There is not a federal restriction against who can own a CNA school. Anyone can own a CNA school as long as you have the proper people in place to teach or over see the entire program.
Per Federal regulations it does not specify if an RN or LPN can teach, however it states that only “nurses” with at least 1 year of experience can teach CNA’s. Each state has the ability to interpret this verbiage to mean RN’s only or LPN/LVN’s and RN’s. Please contact your local approval authority for this info. You can also take one of our mini courses to learn all the specifics related to the regulation and requirements to start a CNA school HERE.
Each state, per federal requirements, must have a program coordinator (also called a program director depending on the state). This person MUST be an RN and must hold certain experiences. These experiences vary per state requirements. If you want to know more about your states requirements we have mini courses for that.
The Program coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the CNA school is adhering to all Federal regulations. In most cases this person does Not need to be a salaried employee.
Great question. This amount varies tremendously per state, per city and considering the area of that city. However we have devised a webinar to break down what these costs look like in different situation. Want to join the next webinar? Sign up HERE.