Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry

Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry
Arkansas Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Care
P.O. Box 8059, Slot S409, Little Rock, AR 72203
Main Registry Phone Number: (501) 320-6461
The Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric.
Phone: (800) 818-8917

Did you know that the state of Arkansas will cover the cost of your CNA state exam in some specific instances? If you are a nurse aide who is working in a long term care facility, such as a nursing home, or if you have an offer for employment as a nursing assistant from a nursing home, but have not yet taken the state examination, then your examination fees will be payed by the state. To receive this monetary help all you need to do is send the test application form along with an official letter from your employer which acknowledges your employment status or the offer of employment. Make sure you send the original letter which must be signed by the administrator of the nursing home. Currently the fees for the nurse aide state examination in Arkansas are as follows: a ten dollars nonrefundable eligibility fee, and seventy nine dollars for the written and clinical components of the test. The total cost covered by the state of Arkansas for qualified individuals taking the CNA state exam is $89.

CNA Registries in the United States

Select an area from the map below to find addresses and phone numbers for Nurse Aide Registries in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as links to online nursing assistant registries if available.

Nursing Assistant Registries

Should you know about your state's nursing assistant registry? Absolutely. A state's nurse aide registry serves important functions for any certified nursing assistant as well as for those looking to become certified. An individual who has finished a nursing assistant training program and has passed the state competency exam becomes listed on the CNA registry. Employers check the registry listings to confirm that a potential employee satisfies the training and testing requirements to obtain a nursing assistant job. To work as a certified nursing assistant, your status on the CNA registry must be active, without any charges of resident abuse, neglect, or misappropriation. It is important to update your name and address on the registry. By doing so, your information is current and you are able to receive important documents sent by the registry.

For example, renewal forms are mailed to the address you have provided to the registry. You will not receive the certification renewal forms unless your address on the registry is accurate. One of the most frequent questions we get is how to get a copy of a CNA certificate. The nurse aide registry is in charge of issuing a duplicate of your nurse aide certificate and to obtain a copy you need to contact them. A nursing assistant certificate is typically reprinted when the original has been lost, accidentally destroyed, stolen, or when the individual has changed their name. The nurse aide registry is also the entity in charge of revoking a nursing assistant's certification in cases of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of a client's property. In such cases, an individual's name is permanently listed on the registry along with the specific findings.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Cela M. on July 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
I have a CNA certificate for Arkansas and I was wondering if or how I could use it if I was to move to California. Can I transfer my CNA license to California?

Admin on July 22, 2014 at 06:07 AM
You need to apply for reciprocity in California before you are eligible to work as a certified nursing assistant in this new state. Reciprocity is the process of transferring your nurse aide credentials from Arkansas to California or any other state you may choose. You may want to read the CNA license transfer guide available on this website to help you get started with the reciprocity process here: CNA Certification Transfer.

How can I transfer my CNA license from Ohio to Arkansas?

How can I transfer my CNA certification from Arkansas to Minnesota?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?

CNA Resources

Being a Successful C.N.A

Besides knowledge and proficiency there are many qualities which define a competent CNA. Our list includes the answers of residents, families, and those of experienced nurse aides who have been in the health care field for an extended period of time. Most of the qualities listed below represent the reasons and motivational factors driving new individuals to become certified nurse aides.

A competent CNA shows support for others, as well as patience, compassion and empathy. To become a good nursing assistant one needs to understand the meaning of being a team player. An effective nursing assistant learns to become a good listener who cares about and understands the needs of the residents, has a helping nature and a positive attitude. Both patients and co-workers appreciate a smile, an upbeat personality, as well as someone who takes pride in their work. A nurse aide job requires good organizational skills, patience, good judgment, and effective communication.

CNA Training Programs

Nurse Aide Registries

Alaska Wyoming Oklahoma Washington DC Delaware Maryland Maryland Delaware New Jersey New Jersey Connecticut Connecticut Rhode Island Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Vermont New Hampshire Missouri Indiana Pennsylvania Alabama Maine New York West Virginia Wisconsin Ohio Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Louisiana Mississippi Florida Georgia Tennessee Illinois Michigan Michigan Minnesota Utah Kentucky Kansas South Dakota Arizona Idaho Washington State California Arkansas Texas Nebraska North Dakota Iowa Hawaii Nevada Oregon New Mexico Colorado Montana