Health Science Teacher/Nursing Assistant Teacher (#211418)
CNA teachers are responsible for developing and implementing a curriculum that will prepare their students to pass the CNA certification examination. They are required to design informative lectures and evaluate students through assignments, clinical work and exams. Teachers must clearly explain both the theoretical and practical aspects of a CNA's job, so that students will be qualified for employment in a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. CNA teachers are required to stay abreast on current developments in the field; therefore, many teachers also continue to work as a nurse in addition to a CNA teacher.
Teachers should have excellent nursing skills, as well as the ability to communicate their knowledge and experience to their students. CNA teachers are most often employed by colleges and universities, but some find work in health care facilities.
Job Requirements for a Certified Nursing Assistant Teacher In order to become a certified instructor, certified nursing assistant teachers must complete a special training course, sometimes known as a Train-The-Trainer program, which provides them with basic instructional methods and evaluation techniques they will need in the classroom. Applicants for the program are required to be an RN, have a BSN and have at least two years of prior work experience as a nurse. Additionally, CNA teachers must have a year or more of experience caring for elderly patients or those with chronic diseases. Prior experience in adult education is preferred.