District of Columbia Nurse Aide Registry

District of Columbia Nurse Aide Registry
DC Department of Health - Health Professional Licensing Administration
717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (877) 672-2174
The Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Pearson VUE.
Phone: (888) 274-6060

The District of Columbia Nurse Aide Registry is overseen by the Department of Health which has designated Promissor as the agency responsible for the registry's daily operation and maintenance. The nurse aide registry is accessible to the public as well as to health facilities for a limited number of hours each day except on weekends. Are you curious to know what type of information is contained by the District of Columbia Nurse Aide Registry regarding each individual certified nurse aide? Each CNA has a record on the registry containing the following information: complete name; last reported address; nurse aide certification number; CNA date of birth; last reported employer and dates of hiring and termination; prior employment information; date when a CNA successfully passed the state exam; certification expiration date; the name and address of agency which administered the CNA certification exam; any findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property. Upon request and after proper verification of identity, the District of Columbia Nurse Aide Registry will provide a certified nursing assistant with a copy of their registry record, which contains all the information we listed above.

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

Janice on May 1, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Where can I find practice tests for the nursing assistant exam? Is there an example of the CNA test online I can take?

Admin on May 1, 2014 at 06:22 PM
There are several practice exams and videos on our website, which you can access here: CNA Practice Exams and Videos. If you are just interested in a sample practice test then follow this link: Nursing Assistant Knowledge Competency Examination Practice Test.

Could you give some examples of questions I might be asked at a CNA job interview? I just got my CNA license, and I am going to be looking for a job.

Can I join a CNA training course as a J-2 visa holder?

Is it typical to use a recruiting service or agency to get job placement after becoming a certified nursing assistant?

Can I renew my CNA certification online?

How do I renew my nurse aide certificate?

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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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Nurse Aide Registries

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