Long-Term Care Employers
Build Your CNA Workforce with CNAP
Offering valuable tools and resources to long-term care facilities in California designed specifically to recruit, train, and retain a strong and resilient workforce.
The Certified Nurse Assistant Program (CNAP) is a 5-year, multipronged initiative focused on increasing the CNA workforce across California. CNAP offers resources to employers to create a sustainable employee pipeline and foster CNA retention through career advancement opportunities.
Facilities that are California Department of Public Health (CDPH) approved for facility-based CNA training, or those contracted with community-based CNA training programs, may qualify for Earn and Learn funds.
With CNAP, long-term care facilities across California can build a thriving CNA workforce.
Kern Valley Healthcare District
Compass Health, Inc.
– Patrick Woolpert, Finance Director
Cambridge Health Services
– Jenny Rivera, Cambridge Health Services
Advantages of CNAP
The National Association of Nursing Assistants (NAHCA)
As a Earn and Learn and/or CUSP Implementation Awardee, your entire facility is eligible for a complimentary one-year NAHCA membership. This membership offers access to exclusive benefits for all facility employees, including:
- Access to NAHCA CNA Members Online Group
- NAHCA News E-Newsletters
- CNA Community Recognition
- Access to Members-only Exclusive Webinars and Events
- The CareForce Virtual Campus (CVC): Access virtual trainings to enhance your skills and knowledge, including courses for the CNA Upskilling Program (CUSP)
CNA Upskilling Program (CUSP)
The goal of CUSP is to increase and retain the CNA workforce in the long-term care sector by instituting professional recognition of standardized advanced education and training levels, with statewide job titles and incremental financial awards for mastery of duties and wisdom gained.
With CUSP, CNAs have the chance to advance through recognized levels of achievement based on their completed educational modules and work experience. As they progress, they’ll not only gain new certifications and skills, but also enjoy the financial rewards that come with each level of accomplishment.