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If you are someone who is looking to work as a nurse aide in the state of Rhode Island it is required for you to be on the Rhode Island Nurse Aide registry. However, in order for you to be listed on the Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry you are first going to have to prove that you have a good moral character; complete one of the state approved training programs, and successfully have passed the state examination. Alternatively, you can gain this title if you currently wear the title LPN or RN. Lastly, if you are listed on another states nurse aide registry you can avoid taking the training class and the exam as well. However, you must be active. This article is going to give you more detail to make things a little clearer.
Rhode Island State Approved Training Courses
The state requires for all students to spend at least 100 hours in training. Also, out of these 100 hours 20 of them should be spent in a clinical setting. The course will consist of both book learning/lectures as well as clinical/hands on. However, once the course has been passed successfully you will not only know the things that you need to know to pass the state exam but you will also be prepared to fulfill the job duties of a nurse aide.
Rhode Island State Exam
The state exam is going to be set up just like your training class was. You will have a written section to complete which is based on multiple choice questions and a clinical section to complete which consists of you showing that you know how to perform basic duties. Both portions of the test are to be taken on the same day and their will also be a time limit in place. Also, in order to become certified you are required to pass both sections of the test.
Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry
The Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry is the department that is in charge of making sure that all nurse aides are certified to work as nurse aides. Also, they make sure that they keep tabs on those who commit abuse or neglect to the patients. Not to mention the fact that this is the place that your potential employer is going to check before they even think of hiring you because they will be able to make sure that you are listed as active and do not have any flags beside your name.
Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry
Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals
Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-5888
Rules and Regulations: http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/5082.pdf
Nursing Assistant Application: http://www.health.ri.gov/applications/NursingAssistant.pdf
Oregon State Approved Training Classes
If you are just wanting to work as a nurse aide in Oregon you will be applying for the Level 1 training classes. These classes last for at least 75 hours of classroom time and also 75 hours of clinical time. However, depending on the course that you decide to attend it could be longer but the previously mentioned time frames are what the state requires. In order to successfully complete the class you must maintain your attendance and you also most hold at least a 75% grade. If you meet that requirement you will then receive a certificate or transcript depending on where you took your training classes. This is what you are going to need when it comes time to take the state exam.
Oregon State Exam
Before you are able to take the state exam you are going to have to have your background checked. If you do not pass the background check based on The State Board of Nursing requirements you will not be able to take the exam. So, if you are unsure about your background it may be a good idea to go ahead and have a check performed yourself before you dedicate time to taking the training class. The headmaster will be the one who is giving the exam and it will consist of multiple choice questions and also demonstration of skills just like your training class.
Oregon Nurse Aide Registry
The Oregon Nurse Aide Registry is a way for you and your employers to verify that you are certified. Also, you should be aware that if you are ever found guilty of abuse or neglect you will have a flag beside your name that anyone who accesses the registry will be able to see. In some cases depending on the situation and the outcome being found guilty can result in you having your license suspended or revoked permanently.
Oregon Nurse Aide Registry
Oregon State Board of Nursing
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 465, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 731-3459
License Verification: (503) 731-3459
Oregon State Board of Nursing: http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/CNAcertification.shtml
License Verification: http://osbn.oregon.gov/onlineverification/Search.aspx
Connecticut Nurse Aide Training Classes
When looking for a training course the minimum amount of hours that are going to be spent training is 100. However, don’t find it strange if many of the approved classes last longer because most of them do. Out of those 100 hours at least 16 of the hours must be spent with patients in which you will be performing clinical. The training class is going to be able to teach you not only everything you need to know to pass the state exam but also everything you will need to know to fulfill the job duty of a nurse aide as well. Currently, throughout the state of Connecticut there are 150 training programs that have been approved by the state.
Connecticut State Exam
After you have successfully completed your state exam you will then be able to move on to the next step in the process of taking the state exam. In order to take the exam you will be required to pay a fee. Payments are generally made with credit cards unlike many of the other states who require a certified check or money order to be sent in. Not to mention the fact that you are able to easily register to take the exam by online if you choose to do so.
Once you have scheduled your appointment you will need to make sure that you have a valid ID or driver’s license, your social security card, contact phone numbers, address, exam number, eligibility, and an email address. If for any reason you need to cancel your testing date this is also something that you are able to do in no time online.
When test day arrives you should be sure to arrive early because late arrivals will not be able to take the test. Also, you can expect your test to consist of multiple choice questions and demonstration skills.
Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7596
The Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric.
Phone: (866) 499-7485
Nurse Aide Registration: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389390
Training Program Information: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3120&q=387686
Nevada Nurse Aide Training Class
The training class that you register for is going to last for at least 75 hours. However, when looking at the state approved list you will notice that some classes are going to require more hours than previously mentioned. When in the class you can expect at least 60 of the hours to be devoted towards your coursework while the remaining hours will be spent on clinical. To find a list of state approved programs you are going to have to look at the State’s Board of Nursing website.
Nevada Nurse Aide State Exam
When you are ready to state the state exam you will simply need to register and show up on the scheduled date of the exam. The exam is also going to be broken up into two parts just like your class was – written and demonstration skills. Unlike, many of the other states, however, Nevada does not have a time frame as to when you are required to take the state exam after training. However, it is always best to make sure that you try to take it as soon as possible after completing the class to have a better chance of passing it the first go around. After you have taken the exam you will then receive your results and proceed to being listed on the Nevada Nurse Aide Registry.
Nevada Nurse Aide Registry
In order to be listed as active on the Nurse Aide Registry you are going to have to complete and application. Along with the application you will want to make sure that you have two fingerprint cards because without these you will get nowhere. Also, you will want to make sure that both blocks on the fingerprint cards have been completed because if they are not the registry is going to consider them as being incomplete. Also, you are going to have to show them your certification license as well as proof that you have completed one of the state approved training classes. Usually, when they receive all of the required documents you will be listed on the nurse aide registry as active.
Nevada Nurse Aide Registry
Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, #201, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2620 or (800) 746-3980
License Verification: (888) 590-6726
Nevada State Board of Nursing Application: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/certif/CNA%20application%20packet.pdf
How To Apply For Certification: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/certif/insapcna.htm
State Approved Training Course
When looking for a state approved training course you will find that they are going to range in price as well as length. However, all of the courses on the approved list have been cleared by the state as being qualified so they will be able to teach you everything that you need to know. Some classes will ask that you have a background check done while other classes will not. However, it should be known that even though you take the class if you have a felony you may experience a hard time securing a job.
The class is going to be broken down into two sections. You will have a time where you listen to lectures and another time when you attend clinical. However, as mentioned earlier, if you have a felony it may be tough for you to find a place that will allow you to have a clinical.
The exam is eligible for you to take once you have completed the state exam. The exam is in English but there is the option of having a Spanish version mixed in as well. However, since you will have to communicate with patients in English it is highly recommended for you to take the exam in English. Unless you are employed currently by a nursing home you will be the one paying for the testing fees. If you do not know what the fees are it is best to find out when applying for classes so you can make sure you can work the fee into your budget. To take the test it is going to cost $70 and you can only pay with money order or certified check. After completing your training program you will have one year to take the state exam before you will have to go through training again. However, it is suggested to take the test as soon as possible after completing the training class because statistics have shown that the pass rate is much higher than waiting until later down the line.
Utah Nurse Aide Registry
Utah Health Technology Certification Center
550 East 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 547-9947
CNA Information: http://www.utahcna.com/
CNA Handbook: http://www.utahcna.com/forms/UTcandidatehandbook.pdf
Vermont Training Classes
Vermont training classes to become a nurse assistant are not very easy to find due to the fact that there are not many state approved classes available. However, to make things a little easier there are places online where you can access the state approved classes. Once you are registered to attend your training course you will find that the class is going to be broken down into two sections. The first section is going to be the classroom portion which will tell you what you need to know book wise. The second section is going to be the clinical portion of the class which is going to take place in a lab setting under the supervision of your instructor. During this portion of the class you will find out everything that you are going to need to know to carry out your basic job duties as a nurse aide.
Vermont Nurse Aide State Exam
The state exam is going to be broken into two portions just as your class was. The first portion of the test will consist of multiple choice questions that are based on the things that you learned during the classroom section of your training course. The second portion of the test is going to be skills/demonstration which will consist of you randomly demonstrating the skills that you learned during the clinical portion of your class. However, you will not be able to know exactly what is going to be asked of you before it is time to take the quiz so it is recommended that you refresh on everything that was covered during the period of your training class.
Both portions of the test must be passed in order for you to become certified. Once you have become certified you will then be listed on the Vermont Nurse Aide Registry which will allow you to begin seeking employment in the long term care facilities that you desire.
Vermont e License System: https://secure.vtprofessionals.org/renewals/
- Take one of the state approved training courses
- Pass the state licensing exam
- Pass a background check and a physical exam
- Have an employment record that is currently in good standing
The State Approved Training Course
Finding a state approved training course is going to be one of the easiest steps when it comes to becoming a nursing assistant. You will find that there are lists of current training programs that have been approved by the state online. Once you are signed up and accepted into your training program you will find that the class is going to be divided into two sections. First, you have the lecture/classroom portion of the class. Second, you have the hands on/clinical portion of the class.
The Licensing Exam
The licensing exam is one of the hardest steps when it comes to some of the aspiring nursing assistants however if you paid attention in class you will find that the answers seem to flow right out. The exam is also going to be broken down into two sections just like the training class was. First, you will have the questions portion of the test which will be all multiple choice. Second, there is the demonstration of skills portion of the test which will require you to prove that you have what it takes to perform the everyday job duties of a nursing assistant. These skills are up to the discretion of the instructor however as to which skills you will have to demonstrate.
New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry
Once you have passed both portions of the test you will then become a certified nursing assistant which will allow you to be listed on the New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry. The nurse aide registry is the place that your potential job owners are going to check to insure that you have not been listed under abuse or neglect and also to insure that your license is still active. It is important for you to stay active on the nurse aide registry or you will not be able to work as a nursing assistant in long term care facilities.
New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-6282 or (603) 271-2323
License Verification: (603) 271-6599
New Hampshire Online Licensing: https://nhlicenses.nh.gov/MyLicense%20Verification/
New Hampshire Licensing Home: http://nhlicenses.nh.gov/home/
Arkansas State Approved Training Class
When selecting your state approved class you will have quite a few choices to choose from. The classes will range in price and the time it takes to complete yet if they are on the Arkansas State Approved Training Class list you can be sure that they will be covering the entire curriculum that is needed in order for you to pass the state exam. The class is also going to be broken up into two parts. One part is going to cover lectures and terms you need to know while the other is going to consist of hands on skills also known as clinical.
Arkansas State Exam
When taking a look at some of the other state’s exams you will notice that Arkansas offers a different mode of test taking. In Arkansas they give you two tests to choose from and you make the selection as to which one you would prefer to take. Once you have registered to take the state exam and have scheduled a day and time you pretty much just have to make sure that you are on time for the test – it can be a good idea to arrive early. Upon arrival you will be asked to present a valid id and it cannot be one that is expired. During the period of the test you will be monitored by video and audio recording is also going to be in place. Not to mention the fact that an observation window will be visible and occasionally someone may walk through. Also, there are other rules and guidelines that are going to have to be followed as well but you will receive a list of these before it is time for you to take the test. Usually, when the exam is over you will wait impatiently for a few and you will receive your results. Also, your results will be available online as well.
Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry
Arkansas Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Care
PO Box 8059, Slot S405, Little Rock, AR 72203
Automated Line: (501) 682-8484
Direct Line: (501) 682-1807
The Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric.
Phone: (800) 818-8917
In order to become a nursing assistant one of the first things you are going to have to do is complete a nursing assistant training course. There are plenty of courses available in the state of Massachusetts yet you will want to be sure to choose one that has been approved by the state. This is because Massachusetts has guidelines in place that states you must have taken an approved course that lasts for at least one hundred hours to even be eligible to sit for the state exam. A list of the classes that have the approved curriculum can be found online with ease. Once you have completed the training program you will then receive a certificate of completion and this will then allow you to continue on to sit for the state exam.
In order to apply to take the state exam you are going to need to have three things – your certificate that states you have completed a nursing assistant training program successfully, your completed application, and a money order or certified check that covers the cost of the test. If you do not have your entire application filled out when sending it in you will then receive all of the items you sent in back along with a letter that explains in detail why you received the packet back. However, the good thing is that Massachusetts is one of the states that do not have a limit as to when you can take the test after completing training. So, you could decide to take the test years after you have completed training and still be eligible for testing without having to redo the training class as a requirement. However, when you do decide to take the test you will want to make sure that on the scheduled date you arrive at least 15 minutes before the test begins because if you are late you will not be allowed inside and you will even have to pay to reschedule the test.
Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Division of Health Care Quality
99 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 753-8143
License Verification: (617) 753-8192
Nurse Aide Registry Program: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/nurse-aide-registry.html
The Training Class
When you first are accepted to attend one of the training classes you will be given a nursing assistant checklist that will basically tell you everything that is going to be covered in the class. By attending one of the states approved classes you can be sure that the checklist will be fully covered. Also, while in the class you will find that it is going to be divided into two sections. The first section of the class is going to be teaching you the lecture part of the class while the second section of the class is going to be teaching you all of the hands on skills that you are going to need to know. However, what you should know is that your hands on class portion is going to take place in a laboratory setting and you are not going to be able to do any clinical without your instructor being present.
The State Competency Exam
Once you have successfully completed your nursing assistant training class you will then be able to move on to the next step of taking the competency exam. The competency exam is going to be broken up into two sections just like your training class was. You will have a time frame in place for both sections. The first section is going to consist of multiple choice questions that will be very easy for you to answer correctly if you truly paid attention in class. The second section will be the demonstration/skills section which is where you will show off random skills that you learned during your class with the instructor choosing the skills. Once you have passed both sections of the test you will then be certified and your name will also be included in the Montana Nurse Aide Registry so you can begin seeking employment.
Montana Nurse Aide Registry
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Certification Bureau
2401 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-4980
Nurse Aide Training and Competency Training Program: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cna/natcep_regs_stateplan.pdf