Idaho Nurse Aide Registry

Idaho State Nurse Aide Registry
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Division of Medicaid Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (800) 748-2480
Use this form to search for or verify the license of a Certified Nurse Aide in the Idaho State Registry.

What are the Idaho state requirements for approving a nurse aide program? The entities responsible for nurse aide program approval and accreditation are the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education. To be state approved, a nurse aide course must meet the following state-defined requirements: provide a minimum of one hundred and twenty-nine (129) hours of classroom instruction, which may include lectures, speakers, and laboratory experiences; offer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training; and facilitate direct clinical experiences in long-term care facilities. All nurse aide students who complete an Idaho approved nursing assistant class are eligible to take the CNA exam. If you obtain a passing score on the CNA examination your name is placed on the Idaho Nurse Aide Registry as being an active, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) eligible for employment in any long-term care or skilled nursing facility.

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

Billy G. on July 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM
In the state of Idaho, if a CNA certification is allowed to lapse, can it be reinstated within a certain grace period or by paying additional fees or under other conditions? If so, how can it be reinstated?

Admin on July 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
To find out if there is a grace period for renewing a lapsed CNA certification call the Idaho Nurse Aide Registry. Leave a clear message with the correct spelling of your full name and phone number as well as the reason for calling the registry. A staff member will call you back within two to three days. Call the Idaho NAR hotline at (800) 748-2480 or locally at (208) 334-6620. Good luck!

I was a CNA for 14 years and I was certified in Montana and Oregon but I let my license expire and now I live in Idaho. Do I need to retake the entire course in order to become re-certified or can I just take the test?

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

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

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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Nurse Aide Registries

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