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FREE 8-hour online course designed to meet the critical staff shortages occurring as a result of COVID-19.
DISCLAIMER: AHCA/NCAL has created this course to assist providers to recruit and train temporary staff during the national emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While the federal government has issued a blanket waiver for such temporary nurse aides, state requirements may need to be waived to permit individuals under this training program in your location. Employers should check with their state survey agencies and their state occupational licensing agencies, where applicable, to ensure individuals trained under this program are permitted to assist with care in your location.

AHCA Offers Two Great Ways to Train High-Quality CNAs


Providing Modern Solutions to the Workforce Challenges You Face Today

The need for highly skilled, certified, compassionate nurse assistants is more critical than ever. AHCA’s How To Be a Nurse Assistant training curriculum helps you address your frontline staff shortages. Available in print for in-person trainings or as a hybrid course, the curriculum produces highly trained CNAs who elevate the quality of resident care to a whole new level.

How To Be a Nurse Assistant has been successfully training and preparing students for certification for more than 30 years and has nearly a 100% pass rate. Currently in its 7th edition, the curriculum takes a unique patient-centered care approach. It was written and developed by experienced nurses and educators. View a detailed Table of Contents and see the complete List of Procedures covered.

The curriculum meets all federal guidelines and can be adapted for different state-specific requirements. It is also flexible for various course length requirements.

For online training, is a unique hybrid nurse assistant training program that blends online coursework and in-person clinical and skills training. It’s a flexible and affordable way to offer nurse assistant training a complete, cloud-based, online solution complete with e-book, lectures, and video instruction. Students and instructors have access to the online content 24 hours a day, and classes can start anytime. uses the How To Be a Nurse Assistant curriculum. For more information on how to get started, please visit, or call 502-221-7765.

About the curriculum

How to Be a Nurse Assistant has full-color photos and illustrations, and videos show real CNAs performing the necessary procedures. It clearly demonstrates and teaches the work of a CNA, fully preparing students for CNA certification.

Comprehensive yet easy to read, topics covered include:

  • Long term, sub-acute, and post-acute care
  • Prevention and control of infection
  • Specific methods and procedures for giving the best quality care, including positioning and moving a patient, assisting with nutrition, maintaining and improving skin integrity, dealing with emergencies, pain management, and end of life care
  • Applications of OBRA
  • Step-by-step procedures and critical finishing steps
  • How to enhance the quality of life of your patients
  • How to communicate and interact effectively with patients and co-workers
  • Preparing for the certification exam, including quizzes, practice exams, and other study tool
  • How to enjoy a successful career as a certified nurse assistant

Get Started with Your Training

To purchase materials for an in-person nurse assistant training course, click here. There are numerous packages available to meet your needs. The curriculum includes: 

To find out how to begin the online hybrid training, visit, or call 502-221-7765.