CNA Upskilling Program (CUSP) Certifications

CNA Career Opportunities

CNA II Certified Preceptor

Details

Concept

  • The majority of turnover occurs in the first 90 days of employment.
  • CNAs have a great potential to help decrease turnover by serving as a teacher, mentor and coach for the newest members of your team.
  • This eight-module course is designed to equip CNAs with the tools necessary to serve as a bridge to help get the new staff through that critical phase of initial employment.
  • They can also assist students who are conducting clinical rotations in the facility.
Short Stay Rehab

CNA III Restorative Nurse Assistant

Details

Concept

  • RNA has existed informally in SNFs for ages. In 2005-2007, QCHF created a formal training program to professionalize these positions.
  • In person training is available from a variety of vendors, including most therapy companies.
  • An online hybrid version developed by National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), provides theory training, and trains your staff to conduct and evaluate clinical skills training.
Restorative Aide

CNA IV Dementia Specialty or Behavioral Health Specialty

Details

  • 8-10 hour online training each specialty (must complete one specialty for CUSP reimbursement)
  • Each is self-paced, can be done in less than a week
  • Incorporates a person-centered approach
  • Courses provided by HealthCare Interactive, Inc.

Concept

  • CNAs often report difficulty responding to resident behavior related to dementia or serious mental illness.
  • Providing CNAs with skills to identify and respond to issues involving resident dementia and mental health is critical, both to quality of care and to staff safety.
  • HealthCare Interactive CARES® online training and certification programs provide CNAs with skills to identify and respond to issues and behaviors that may result in problems and appropriately deescalate them.
  • CNAs learn the CARES® 5-step method to respond to dementia-related behavior and challenging situations. CNAs may choose the dementia specialty or the behavioral health specialty.
  • CNAs may choose the dementia specialty or the behavioral health specialty.

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