How did you get into the industry?
I got into the industry after a conversation with a good friend that works in the healthcare industry. She was venting that no matter where she worked, there was a shortage of nursing assistants. That conversation with her led me to research what contributed to the shortage of direct care workers and if there was opportunity to respond to the demand for nursing assistants and direct care workers.
What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?
Our franchise model is unique in that eligible program candidates make a very short program commitment and are able to take the State’s competency exam in our testing center which will qualify them to work hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living, and home health.
Where do you See Opportunities or Challenges for the Franchise/Business Moving Forward?
Opportunities vary depending on the requirements of the respective State’s Board of Nursing; however, Florida presents many opportunities for the franchise model.
What is your Goal for the Business Moving Forward?
My goal for the business moving forward is to increase our market share of prospective nursing assistants choosing a CNA by examination route.
Talk to us About Training and Support, How Do You Deliver?
Our training and support comes from individuals with center-level experience and access to our support team and resources promote sustained success.
Define your franchise model:
Training and Support Model?
Our franchisee gain access to: Our CNA by examination route training so that they know what to teach and how to teach; a marketing system to attract students to their center; and an operations system for daily management and administration.
What is the Fee Structure?
Our franchise is one of the most affordable with only a $30,000 initial franchise fee and 6% royalty fee.
In the first 3 years, we are focused on expanding our footprint throughout Florida.
Day in the life of a Franchisee?
Our franchise model allows franchisee work-life balance with our four-day CNA class schedule. A day in the life of a franchisee includes welcoming a new cohort of CNA candidates weekly and encouraging CNA candidates through the process of preparing for the exam to be placed on their State’s registry as a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant.
Who is the ideal franchise candidate?
The ideal franchise candidate is someone who wants to help people achieve their goal, and also see business as a vehicle for realizing their own financial goals. Our franchisees understand customer-service, are highly motivated, persistent, and detail-oriented.
What goals do you have for the franchise model in the future?
In the next 3 years, my goals in the future are expanding our presence throughout Florida. Then, we will expand domestically across the east coast to further expand our footprint as the leading provider of licensed Certified Nursing Assistants.
For more information on the franchise, visit the site: https://www.cnatrainingandtestingcenter.com/