Learning Styles for Adult CNA Students


What are Different Types of Learning Styles to Consider when Teaching Adult CNA Students? Are you a new CNA instructor? Do you teach primarily adult populations?  Teaching adult learners can prove to be challenging for even the most seasoned instructor, let alone a new instructor. There are many reasons for this. Adult learners have previous experience or knowledge that they are unconsciously applying during the learning experience. It can shape the way they interpret the information you give them or even take them down memory lane while you are teaching. Adult learners have a lot going on! [...]

Learning Styles for Adult CNA Students2023-01-24T08:39:13-05:00

How to Create a Syllabus for Your CNA Program


How to Create a Syllabus for Your CNA Program If you are preparing to teach a CNA course, one of the most important elements to share with your students is the syllabus. The syllabus provides students with a bird’s-eye view of what to expect in your course. In this article, we will share with you the elements of syllabus creation to ensure you create a well-rounded and informative syllabus. How can students contact the school or the instructor? At the very top of the syllabus, ensure you have the name of your school, the address, the website, [...]

How to Create a Syllabus for Your CNA Program2022-12-21T15:40:53-05:00

What is a Textbook Crosswalk and How Does it Help?


What is a Textbook Crosswalk and How Does it Help? If you are a CNA instructor, you may have been subjected to the task of trying to figure out which page in your textbook discusses the topic you are to teach for the day. In searching you may find that the topic is on multiple pages or in multiple chapters. You may find yourself flipping from the book’s index back to the table of contents trying to put it all together. For this reason, August Learning Solutions created a CNA textbook crosswalk. What is a crosswalk? A [...]

What is a Textbook Crosswalk and How Does it Help?2022-11-16T15:01:44-05:00

How to Create a Course Outline for Your CNA Program


How to Create a Course Outline for Your CNA Program When preparing to teach your nurse aide training course, you will want to know how to disperse all of the state-required curriculum content among your course hours. This article will guide you through the steps that it takes to create a useful course outline while incorporating our August Learning Solutions CNA textbook. Know what your program hours will be. All nurse aide training programs have different hour requirements mandated by the state. These requirements vary significantly, from 75 hours in Tennessee all the way to 160 hours [...]

How to Create a Course Outline for Your CNA Program2022-10-24T08:51:33-04:00

Prevent Cheating when Testing Online


How to Prevent Cheating when Testing CNAs Online If you are thinking about teaching online or have considered transitioning your nurse aide training program to a hybrid format, you may have a few valid concerns. Will my students look online for answers while taking assessments? Will my students have someone else take the test for them? Will my students have cheat sheets or answers near them during the online test? These are all concerns many instructors have. How do you conduct online assessments to prevent these issues?  I want to give you a few options on how [...]

Prevent Cheating when Testing Online2022-09-16T14:39:14-04:00

Take Your CNA Program Online


3 Ways You Can Teach Your CNA Program Online with the August Learning Solutions Textbook During the pandemic, over 82% of CNA schools where not equipped to teach online. This left many instructors in a rush to figure it out. To date, over one-half of CNA schools are still not equipped to run their program online or in a hybrid format. August Learning Solutions recognizes this gap and has created products and services with the future of learning in mind. Here are 3 ways to take your CNA program online with our textbook. Our CNA textbook is [...]

Take Your CNA Program Online2022-08-19T15:32:14-04:00

Home Healthcare on the Rise


Home Healthcare on the Rise Home healthcare is becoming a more common choice for the aging population. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predict an employment growth of 54% in the industry. Many factors play into this rapid growth, including the COVID pandemic and the aging baby boomer population. The U.S. Census Bureau is currently projecting that the number of people over 65 will be 21% of the population by 2050, currently the 65+ age group is around 14% of our population. People in this 65+ age range are more likely to need care and more [...]

Home Healthcare on the Rise2022-03-31T12:01:19-04:00

Simply Existing in Long-Term Care: A video


Carrie L. Jarosinski is a registered nurse, certified nurse educator, thought leader, and author of our CNA family of titles. She began her career as a nursing assistant and then as a registered nurse in long-term care. She then moved on to work in public health, focusing on children with special healthcare needs, childhood lead poisoning prevention, and prenatal health. In 2006, Carrie started her teaching career as adjunct faculty in the Nursing and Nursing Assistant Programs at Mid-State Technical College (MSTC). In 2007, she became the Lead Nursing Assistant Instructor and Program Director at MSTC [...]

Simply Existing in Long-Term Care: A video2022-02-24T09:26:16-05:00

A Day in the Life of a CNA


"In care facilities, nursing assistants provide daily physical care for the aged and disabled, including help with bathing, using the restroom, grooming, eating, mobility, and providing the caring and social support they need for a healthy existence. It is exhausting work under the best conditions. During a pandemic it is soul shaking. Nursing assistants have historically been subjected to poor wages and benefits, inadequate staffing ratios, and the stresses of caregiving; forcing nursing assistants out of the profession to work other jobs resulting in a high turnover rate and the vicious cycle of understaffing." Dr. Carrie L. Jarosinski RN, [...]

A Day in the Life of a CNA2021-07-07T14:45:51-04:00

Simply Existing in Long-Term Care


The tsunami of baby boomers is a long-told story, yet we continue to resist discussion about its impact on a humanistic level for fear of revealing our own vulnerabilities. We covet youth, health and vibrancy and shield our eyes from the truth that those are all fleeting. America has not been great at caring for our aged or disabled; we lack financial and human resources, opportunity, and perhaps even the desire to do so. With dual parent working families, single parents busily working and raising children, and the financial erosion of caretaking capacity, Americans leverage community resources to meet care [...]

Simply Existing in Long-Term Care2021-07-06T11:11:59-04:00
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