Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry

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

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has designated Prometric as the contracting agency responsible for the development and administration of the nurse aide competency exam. Prometric is also in charge of managing the Connecticut Nurse Aide (NA) Registry which contains a list of all certified nurse aide individuals in the state. There are federal laws and regulations that apply to all states and which are significant to the practice of a nurse aide. One of these laws requires that every nursing assistant employed in a Medicaid sponsored facility must be state certified. Furthermore, all Connecticut certified nurse aides must be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry. To be placed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry, a nurse aide must pass both parts of the state examination within two years of completing a CNA training program. The agency responsible for administering the CNA exam will accommodate any candidate with disabilities which are recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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

Simone H.on August 31, 2009 at 06:14 AM
I am interested in becoming a CNA and would like to find a free training center in my area, Bridgeport, CT area code 06606.

Admin on August 31, 2009 at 07:17 PM
Free CNA training classes are usually offered by nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Even though there are several nursing assistant training schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut, none of them are long-term care facilities. If a free nursing assistant program is what you really want then you might want to consider nursing homes providing CNA training programs in towns close to Bridgeport. To inquire about the cost, scheduling information, and admission criteria at the schools listed in Bridgeport, you should contact each program individually. A list of programs may be found here: CNA Training Classes in Bridgeport, CT.

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?

I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training?

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

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