ReadyCNA, a 40-hour, cloud-based training curriculum adaptable to certification requirements in all 50 states, revolves around a three-hour, Hollywood-quality movie, broken into short episodes dispersed throughout the curriculum, that depicts the life of a newly hired CNA.
ReadyCNA’s unique approach combines Hollywood-quality film with best in class learning design to engage students on their path to certification and prepare them for the emotional demands and rewards of the CNA profession. The storytelling format ensures learner engagement, accelerates knowledge retention, and delivers a realistic, day-to-day depiction of the challenges and rewards of the job. Clients have found the storytelling approach highly successful for trainees with a wide range of educational backgrounds.
Utilizing Film to Create Real-Life Experiences
“The Residents,” a three-hour, Hollywood-quality movie, depicts the experience of a newly hired CNA, teaching empathy and giving students real-life experiences in an online setting. Broken into short episodes for easy watching throughout the interactive curriculum, the film takes viewers through a new CNA’s first few weeks of employment as she interacts with residents, family members and other staff.
Film episodes and supporting resources are organized in such a way that trainees are not overwhelmed with information. Our unique “spiraling” methodology weaves major topics into all aspects of the curriculum, enhancing knowledge retention and helping students see these key subjects from multiple angles.
The film is complemented by video interviews with real-life medical personnel, 180 bite-sized content videos, reflective posts, quizzes, practice tests, and other learning tools.
Preparing CNAs for Emotional Challenges of the Job
Students who take the course will learn the emotional challenges and requirements of managing resident relationships, a must in providing exceptional care.
Addressing the Acute Labor Storage
ReadyCNA is designed to efficiently and cost-effectively address the acute labor shortage faced by most long-term care facilities. The Institute for the Future of Aging Services predicts an 18% increase in the number of CNA jobs over the next decade. The IFAS estimates that there are approximately 75,000 current job vacancies, and this demand is exacerbated by a very high annual turnover rate – typically in excess of 45%. In fact, turnover in the first 90 to 120 days of employment can be 90% or higher.
The training is complemented by:
- 80 engaging video interviews with real-life medical personnel.
- 180 informative content videos.
- 100 quizzes and practice tests.
- Our storytelling approach to training ensures learner engagement and knowledge retention, while readying individuals for the emotional and interpersonal issues often encountered on the job.
The greatest challenge facing residential healthcare facilities today is
EFFECTIVELY TRAINING AND RETAINING QUALIFIED STAFF.
of CNAs are considering leaving their job
CNAs left their job in 2015
projected CNA job openings until 2024
Estimated cost for turnover is
25% of annual compensation of a CNA
ReadyCNA Training Benefits
The benefits of ReadyCNA are extensive. Not only do students learn empathy and the skills needed for their CNA career through our engaging curriculum, but through the flexibility and quality of the online curriculum, we also see higher pass rates and completion rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does ReadyCNA differ from other curriculums and products on the market?
ReadyCNA is an interactive, cloud-based training curriculum designed to engage and teach certified nursing assistants the empathy and skills needed to succeed in their career as a CNA. Unlike many providers, the course using real-life examples through the a three-hour, Hollywood-quality movie that depicts the life of a newly hired CNA.
ReadyCNA goes beyond helping students learn required skills and achieve CNA certification… It prepares them for the emotional and interpersonal challenges and realities of the job – as well as its rewards – for longevity in the role.
How can I see the curriculum?
The best way is to request a customized demo with a member of our education team, who can walk you through the curriculum and product offering. Email us here to set up a time at your convenience.
What’s the cost of ReadyCNA?
Cinematic Health Education provides student licenses at costs based on size of program and location. There are no upfront costs or additional charges for our services. Please click here to set up a time at your convenience to learn more about our offerings.
How do I partner with Cinematic Health Education?
It’s easy to start using ReadyCNA. Click here to request a call from Cinematic Health Education to learn more about the start up process.