Colorado Nurse Aide Registry

Colorado Nurse Aide Registry
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430

What are the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry requirements for reinstatement of a Nurse Aide Certification? There are two distinct instances when you will qualify for reinstatement of your nurse aide certification: when you show proof of employment as a nurse aide for a minimum of eight hours within the last two years, or when you show documentation of successfully passing the CNA written and skills exams required by the Colorado Board of Nursing within the last two years. Certified nursing assistants who meet one of the above requirements are qualified to complete the reinstatement application for a lapsed CNA certificate. Is there a mandatory waiting period for the nurse aide who failed the CNA exam and needs to retake it? The Colorado Board of Nursing does not require a waiting period before a nurse aide is allowed to retake the CNA examination. All you need to do is reschedule the test and pay the required fees for the individual sections you will be tested on.

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

Cassie on July 28, 2014 at 05:34 PM
I had my CNA license in Iowa about 13 years ago. I am now living in Colorado. How do I get recertified in Colorado?

Admin on July 30, 2014 at 01:50 PM
If your CNA certificate in Iowa is expired then you are not able to apply for nurse aide license reciprocity in Colorado. The only option you have with a lapsed certificate is to retrain and retake the state exam in Colorado. You need to complete a nursing assistant course in Colorado and pass the nurse aide competency examination in order to become a CNA in this state.

How many skills must you perform on the Colorado nursing assistant test?

How long can you wait after completing a CNA course in Colorado to take the state exam? For example, would you need to retake a CNA program if one year passed?

I am a registered nurse from the Philippines. Can I take the CNA exam in Massachusetts or do I still need to take up CNA classes before I can take the CNA test?

I used to be a CNA, but I didn't renew my license since 1994. I live in Colorado and got my CNA certification in Colorado. What do I need to do?

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

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.

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