How to Start a CNA School?

Are you looking forward on opening up a CNA School in your community? We will gradually provide you all the information and principles in building up your own CNA School, just follow these simple steps that we have prepared for you on what you need and how to start a CNA School as your business.

CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant or it is also known as Certified Nursing Aide. The actual job of CNAs is to assist the nursing or medical staff in providing care for patients in a hospital, nursing home, and other medical facilities in the community.

Since the CNA’s work under the supervision of a nurse, they do much of the work such as feeding, dressing, and bathing the patients. In relation to this matter, the job of CNA school is to teach and train the aspiring Nursing Assistants on this career.

Starting Up a CNA School Businessch

There’s a current big demand for CNAs at the present time. The main reason for this is that some of the nursing aides continue the profession by advancing to other levels in the medical field like shifting to be nurses instead. This only means that the medical industry needs to fill-up the deficiency of CNAs in the hospitals and other medical facilities. This is the right time to start your CNA School.
Funding is the first requirement on setting up a CNA school. The start-up funds can be acquired from different sources and one of this is by way of obtaining grants from state governments.

Communicate with your local state officials if the state offers grants for training of nursing aides. Private foundations will be another source of funding or you can seek support from individual donors. After you have accumulated the sufficient start-up fund in starting your CNA school, look for a good location that can facilitate the needs of your school. Bear in mind that you are establishing a school so you need rooms for the administrative staff, ample classrooms as well as rooms for the laboratory. Lease or purchase an establishment and equipped it with all the necessary equipments as needed by the school, this depends on the start-up fund.

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A CNA school needs a partnership with a hospital or other long-term care facility in the locality so the CNA trainees can perform their training with actual patients. The partnership is part of the accreditation so it should be documented and passed to the state for approval. Hire instructors, coordinators, and support staff. The state may require your school to hire licensed instructors like a registered nurse with years of experience working in a long-term medical facility. Make sure that the instructors have completed a course for training a nursing aide class to add credibility for your CNA school. Create the curriculum including the policies and procedures of the school. Submit an application form for accreditation to your state then you can now start to run your CNA school.

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242 Comments

  • Kesner Velima said on July 2, 2012
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  • tony said on November 4, 2012
    Saint louis missouri. I'm planning to open a cna school in missouri. I need assistance(i'm willing to pay) with writing a lesson plan and policies for the school.
  • lilian kyoma said on November 5, 2012
    Allen, McKinney, north dallas area. Need to know steps on how to start one.
  • miss said on November 8, 2012
    Bronx NY. need the steps, licenses requirement to start a cna school.
  • koby said on November 9, 2012
    I want to start a cna school. I have two instructors already and i need to know how to write the curriculum and the policies and procedures. Also need to know where to find state grants to help establish. I am looking at the Southwest of Houston and katy area
  • Belinda said on November 17, 2012
    I want to open a CNA school in Plano, Dallas area. Need the information that I would need to submit to the State. Thanks!
  • dorothea said on November 18, 2012
    WANT I NEED START OWN BUSINESS CNA SCHOOL, RICHMOND VA. NEED THE INFORMATION THAT I WOULD NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE STATE. DO NEED LICENSE REQUIREMENT START A CNA SCHOOL. DO POLICIES AND PROCEDURE OPEN THIS SCHOOL. SCHOOL HAVE CPR, CNA DO NEED 2 INSTRUCTOR. HOW DO I WRITE CURRICULUM AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  • T. Kennedy said on December 5, 2012
    How to start a CNA school in South Carolina?
  • Mrema said on December 7, 2012
    Looking for information how much will it cost me to get curriculum, policies and procedures done for CNA school. I am located in Richmond Texas.
  • Tai said on December 14, 2012
    We would like to know a consultant that could help with CNA school license. Let me know. Thanks
  • Sonia Pervaiz said on December 29, 2012
    I would like to start my own CNA school. I am a RN and teaches RNs BSN curriculum. Please help with any information as a jump start in Yonkers, New york.
  • Tobeana said on January 6, 2013
    I greatly appreciate the information provided, but still need more specific details as to how to open/start a CNA school in the Grand Prairie, TX area. Thank you in advance.
  • Iyabode Onamuti said on January 18, 2013
    I want to start a CNA school. I have one instructor already and i need to know how to write the curriculum and the policies and procedures, I also need the information that I would submit to the State. I am located in Northern Virginia. Thanks!. 'Bode.
  • Donna said on February 23, 2013
    I am trying to start a CNA program in Houston Texas. How do I go about this? Can someone help me PLEASE. Dlashoni@ yahoo. Com
  • Marvips said on March 31, 2013
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  • Francesca Anokwute said on April 16, 2013
    Need to know how to open a can school in Dallas, Texas and don't know how to write up d curriculum, lesson plan and policies. Pls need information and how to obtain d license. Thanks, Francesca
  • althea said on April 20, 2013
    I live in Ft myers, florida. I would like to start a CNA School.
  • Pauline said on April 28, 2013
    I am planning on starting a cna school in Fort Worth. How much capital is needed?
  • Delores Steele said on April 29, 2013
    I need help on writing the curriculum, lessons and policy for My training school will be located in South Bend IN
  • Isobe M. Gborkorkollie said on May 8, 2013
    I need help on how to get licensed to start a CNA school. I am RN, and I also need help on the kind of materials needed, staffing, other resources. The school will be in the Trenton area. Thanks.
  • hildred castle said on May 9, 2013
    I am a family nurse practitioner and would like to start a cna school. i will like to know how to begin.
  • Genevieve Benoit said on May 9, 2013
    I would like to open an cna/hha school, pls tell me what the process is to do that. 561-670-4812
  • H. Campbell said on May 21, 2013
    I would like to start a CNA school. I would like to know approximately how much money i will need and how can I get gov. funding. Fayetteville, Ga
  • Omar Hai said on May 30, 2013
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  • omar hai said on May 30, 2013
    need contact numbers for acquiring a license for CNA in VA
  • LUCKY said on June 1, 2013
    Hi I Would like to start a CNA School .I am RN BSN with all Certifications I use to teach in Nursing home .Please help me with Process ,how much this will cost me. My no 509-205-1152
  • Cheryl said on June 11, 2013
    Currently resides in GA. would like to start CNA school in Alabama. I am also an LPN
  • florence akinwumiju said on June 17, 2013
    Currently resides in baltimore in maryland need contact numbers for acquiring a license and how to develop the policy and procedure i am a teacher for 25 years and i am also an lpn
  • Yahaya said on June 19, 2013
    Springfield, Pa. Would like to start CNA school in Philadelphia or any of its suburbs
  • Audrey Smith said on June 20, 2013
    I am interested in starting a business in Memphis,Tn. I would appreciate help with how to get funding. Thank-you
  • Robin Burch said on June 29, 2013
    i would like to start a cna school in south carolina. i would appreciate info on the process.
  • MaryLee Anthony said on June 30, 2013
    Interested in opening a CNA class in Hamilton, Texas. Please provide information on obtaining accreditation and funding.
  • Jackson said on July 2, 2013
    Interested in starting a cna school in illinois and getting funding
  • Akunna said on July 8, 2013
    I would like to open a CNA school around a houston TX suburb. I already have two RN instructors. Please advice on required curriculum and guidelines. Thank you, akunna
  • Renita Hill said on July 10, 2013
    Wanting to start a CNA School here in Birmingham, Al. Please send more info
  • Rhoda Ndamukong said on July 11, 2013
    My business location is in Waldorf, Maryland. I am very interested in opening a CNA SCHOOL. I have a location and have made contact with publishers for books.
  • Raymond Dhan said on July 22, 2013
    I want to start a CNA school in our community, Aurora, IL 60505. Let me know how to start step by step from Beginning to end and how much fund is needed to start CNA school.
  • Marie said on July 23, 2013
    I live in New Port Richie, Florida, and I plan to start a CNA Prep School. Consequently, I am looking for a company that would show me, step by step, how to open up my own CNA Prep School. I'd appreciate your help. Thank you. Marie
  • Mark Tebbs said on July 24, 2013
    Hello I live in San Antonio Texas and I am interested in starting a school for CNA's. I am a LVN and would appreciate your help. Thank You
  • Ken Eastman said on July 28, 2013
    I want to start a cna school in my community, Flossmoor, IL. I need to know how to write the curriculum, policy and procedures as well as obtaining state grants.
  • Latasha Erving said on July 29, 2013
    Hi, I'm a LPN seeking to start my own CBS school in Chicago.
  • Toccora Ervin said on July 29, 2013
    I live in Pensacola, FL USA. I am a CNA, as well as many members of my organization. We are a certified and incorporated community service group and seek to open a mentor/CNA training facility.
  • Smolly Shana said on July 31, 2013
    Want to start school in Fairfield, CA. Haven't identified exact location yet. How do I start?
  • Liza said on August 2, 2013
    Basically I just need to know all the details about opening a school of CNA/STNA in Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. I appreciate your response.
  • Genevieve Benoit said on August 7, 2013
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  • Danie Plantin said on August 19, 2013
    Hi, I am an LPN, BS with 5+ years experience in nursing home. I am looking to start a CNA school in the CT; I have a business partner who is an RN with 20+ years of experience
  • Christine Johnson said on August 26, 2013
    Hello I'm a CNA and I need info on starting a CNA school in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. area Along with BLS courses
  • pam said on August 27, 2013
    Hello, I am a RN with a Train the Trainer certificate. I would like to open a cna school in my community and would like to know where to start. I live in Homewood, Illinois. I would also like to know how to get grants for the school.
  • Dee Falconer said on August 28, 2013
    hi I'm an LPN I've been working 13 years I live in Michigan and I'm interested in opening up a CNA Academy.
  • Daryl said on September 2, 2013
    I am an RN with almost 20 years of experience...I have a partner who is also a RN with more than 20 years experience, we are looking into opening a CNA school here in Houston, Texas, how much capital is needed to start? Is the government giving grants for this kind of venture? I would really appreciate it if you can guide us how to start, thanks
  • Einu Vincent Charles said on September 9, 2013
    I desire to open an Enrolled Nurses Training School in Uganda my home country. I have already incorporated the business and I have a Project Proposal ready, and also school Premises for hire is available. However, I lack the necessary start up funding. where can I get assistance? Thanks.
  • Ann. Francis said on September 10, 2013
    I would like to start a Cna lpn and rn school in orlando. i am a registered nurse from orlando thxu
  • Okus said on September 23, 2013
    Hello, I am an RN with 19 years experience and I am looking into opening a CNA school in Pearland, TX. Please advice on how I can go about it, and how much capital I need and do they have grants for this in my community. Thanks.
  • Ericka H. said on October 9, 2013
    I'm a 17 yr RN, BSN in STL MO interested in starting a CNA program in my community. I'm wanting information on how to create a curriculum and policies and procedures manual. Any suggestions on start up materials that are needed or costs to begin the business, Sample business plans will be helpful as well. Thank you.
  • Jenny said on October 23, 2013
    I am in Philadelphia I am interested to open HHA/CAN training school would you please contact me to help ?
  • Jeanette Jordan said on October 24, 2013
    My husband is physician and I am his executive administrator and we have over 30 years in the medical field. My husband has been a preceptor instructor for medical schools and P.A. programs for over 20 years. We are looking to open up a CNA School and need help in writing the curriculum and policies and procedures manual. We are located in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Thanking you in advance for your hep and directions.
  • Mary Moore said on October 27, 2013
    I'm a 7 yr RN, BS in akron, ohio interested in starting a STNA program in my community. I'm wanting information on how to create a curriculum and policies and procedures manual. Any suggestions on start up materials that are needed or costs to begin the business, Sample business plans will be helpful as well. Thank you.
  • Pauline said on October 27, 2013
    I would like to open up a cna school in the fort worth area. Is there a company that you recommend that writes policy and procedures/ curriculum that I could use? What is the average start up cost for a cna school?
  • larry okeke said on November 20, 2013
    I would like to know a consultant that could help me with policies and procedures for CNA Certification program. Any suggestions on start up materials that are needed or costs to begin this CNA program will be helpful as well. Thank you in advance!
  • ng said on November 26, 2013
    I'm a 7 yr RN, BS charlotte , NC. I'm interested in starting a CNA program in my community. I'm wanting information on how to create a curriculum and policies and procedures manual. Any suggestions on start up materials that are needed or costs to begin the business, Sample business plans will be helpful as well. Thank you.
  • Tonia said on December 4, 2013
    Hello, I would like more information on starting a CNA certification program or school along with grants, curriculum, policies, and procedures for the Houston, Texas area. Also I need information on start up materials and costs. Thanks for your information and help in advance.
  • Brenda said on December 8, 2013
    I need help with what the State of Texas is looking for when filling out the forms. I am wanting to open a CNA school either in Plano or Houston, Texas. Thanks.
  • Abi said on December 24, 2013
    I need someone to develop curriculum for a CNA program. I want to open a school and I need someone from the state who does professional work for designing the CNA curriculum from the state of michigan. I need the contact information of a person who does that.
  • Blessing Ihuoma said on December 26, 2013
    I want to open up CNA school in Chicago area in state of Illinois, please I need help with writing the policies and procedure, the IDPH approved curriculum and a resource person who will be ready to answer my questions as time goes on . However, I have done most of the things needed, but I need more support on the finishing touches before I submit the application forms. I am RN and have taken the course to become CNA teacher, so I'm approved to teach CNA class but I need to open my own school. I need you to connect me to someone who knows everything about it and is willing to help me soonest. Thanks for your advice and help in advance.
  • Tammy said on December 27, 2013
    INTERESTED IN STARTING A CNA/HHA SCHOOL IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION
  • Josephinehinmon said on January 12, 2014
    I'm currently a LPN seeking to start my own CNA school out of Virginia Beach, VA. Please send me any information that would be helpful. Thank You
  • Debra said on January 15, 2014
    Hello, I am a nurse and I would like to open my own CNA school in PA. Could you please forward information to me regarding this. Thank you so much.
  • Michella Anderson said on January 16, 2014
    Hello, I am a LPN and would like to open a CNA/CPR school in FL. I would like information regarding how to write the curriculum, as well as policies and procedures. How do you become accredited and rec'v state funding? Thank you kindly in advance.
  • Muneerah Magee said on January 19, 2014
    I am looking to start a CNA/HHA school in Winter Park Florida Seminole County. Hello, I am a RN and I have a Bachelors Degree in Health and Science Administration, and I want to open up a CNA/HHA school in FL, Please let me know how much money I will need to have to start the school, and and how do I design the course curriculum. I will also appreciate it if you could forward any information to me that will be helpful to me in starting a CNA/HHA school. Thanks you so much in advance for all of your help.
  • Vonzetta Jones said on February 2, 2014
    I am interested in starting a school in my home town. Any information you can give me would be much appreciated. How to get grants in Louisiana, receive financial aide for potential students, proper curriculum and accreditation.
  • Sunday Victor Olaleye RN said on March 6, 2014
    I like to start my own cna school in south suburb of Chicago Illinois. I have one instructor ready including my nursing experience. Please how can I go with capital and other needed materials?
  • Ebby Cna said on March 13, 2014
    How do i start a cna school in michigan.
  • Lynn Ivy said on March 27, 2014
    Looking to open a CNA training program with CPR and First Aid in Ohio. Also need assistance with course curriculum and policy.
  • Ann said on March 27, 2014
    I am a RN in Birmingham, Al. I need help in writing the curriculum and how to become accredited. Also for finding financial aide for potential student Whatever information that you feel would be of help in my endeavor will be very much appreciated.
  • Mark Adjetey said on March 30, 2014
    My home healthcare business is located in Gaithersburg, MD. And I would like to start a CNA training school here. Please let me know if you can help me. Thanks, Mark Adjetey
  • Vonte said on April 1, 2014
    I am a RN in Philadelphia PA and I would like to start a CNA training school here. I would also like to offer CPR training. Please let me know what I need to do to make this happen. Thanks.
  • Mercy said on April 3, 2014
    I am an LVN in Austin tx. i would like to open a CNA school as well as Medication aide training program. i have two instructor ready including myself. please i would like to know how to make it accredited, how much funding i need and i need assistance with the curriculum and policy.thanks
  • Ross said on April 4, 2014
    I am a RN in Ft Lauderdale, FL. I would like to open a CNA school as well as Medication aide training program. i have two instructor ready including myself. Please I would like to know how to make it accredited, how much funding I need and I also need assistance with the curriculum and policy. Thanks
  • key said on April 5, 2014
    Hello, I own a CPR company in California and i would like to open a CNA/HHA school here in California. If anyone can help me please email me at saving_livescpr@yahoo.com . Thank you.
  • Tamara said on April 7, 2014
    I want to open a CNA school in Greensboro and Charlotte North Carolina.
  • Lettina Cave said on April 9, 2014
    I am a LPN in Georgia and am interested starting a CNA school. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you, My email address is lettinacave@gmail.com
  • mercy said on April 20, 2014
    I need help to start a CNA school. The curriculum, policies and procedures. I am willing to pay for any info. Call me at 703-225-9571
  • Andrea A. said on May 10, 2014
    I would like to start a CNA school in Baltimore Maryland but I do not know how and where to sign up for the train the trainer classes. I also need help with the curriculum, policies and any information you can provide me with. If you have any information please send it my way. Thank you, You can contact me at 443-739-1048. my email address is cammy9194@msn.com
  • CNA for life said on May 13, 2014
    I need information on starting CNA business in Broward, Florida. Need help with policy, accreditation process. Thanks
  • Eva Francis RN - MSN-CCRN beginner adviser said on May 14, 2014
    Anyone need assistance with the curriculum and policy to start a CNA school I am available to help. I am a Healthcare Consultant and can assist, My name is Eva Francis RN- MSN -CCRN Please email me at, Mefrancis9@aol.com

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  • Doreen perkins said on June 3, 2014
    I would like to start a CNA training program in Birmingham Alabama.
  • Nicholas Irvin said on June 4, 2014
    I need information on starting a CNA school in Kankakee, Il. I would appreciate any information that can be provided in regards to policy, accreditation, getting grants, curriculum and anything else that would be beneficial. Thanks.
  • herode ST ST JUSTE said on June 10, 2014
    HI MY IS HERODE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME INFO ON OPEN A CNA/HHA IN SARASOTA FL PLEASE EMAIL;STJUSTEJAMES@YAHOO.COM
  • herode ST ST JUSTE said on June 10, 2014
    INTERESTED IN STARTING A CNA/HHA SCHOOL IN Manatee COUNTY, FL. PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION
  • Kimberly said on June 11, 2014
    Hi I need info on starting a CNA school in Las Vegas, NV as well as info on starting the same business in CA. I want to know more about the capital needed to start up and the documents needed. I am an LVN. I have teaching credentials. I have already taken all the classes to teach CNAs. Any sample business plans would be a great help. Thanks in advance!
  • Renee said on June 12, 2014
    I need help with CNA school start up in Texas. Please email me if you can help studyloom@gmail.com
  • Pinre T Ogunmefun said on June 18, 2014
    i want to start a cna school. I need help with writing the curriculum and the policies and procedures. I also need referrals on how to find state grants.
  • velu said on July 5, 2014
    I need the steps, licenses requirement to start a cna school at Tamil nadu in india
  • Roslyn said on July 5, 2014
    Please send steps to start a CNA school. Thanks,
  • keittab@yahoo.com said on July 7, 2014
    I would like to know the steps I will need to start a CNA school in Chicago, Il.

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