Indiana Nurse Aide Registry

Indiana State Nurse Aide Registry
Indiana State Department of Health - Division of Long Term Care
Two North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-7351

It is the responsibility of the Indiana State Department of Health to maintain the Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide Registry. The main task of the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry is to list the names of nursing assistants who are qualified for employment in Indiana. If you are a certified nurse aide looking for employment in a licensed nursing home, at a home health agency, or hospice facility, then make sure your name appears on the Registry. Potential nursing assistant employers will check the Nurse Aide Registry to verify that you have the credentials and good standing required for a nurse aide position. To become a certified nurse aide in the state of Indiana you need to complete a state-approved nurse aide training program. Every nurse aide program that becomes approved by the state of Indiana must have at least thirty hours of classroom instruction as well as a minimum of seventy five hours of hands-on, clinical training. The Indiana State Nurse Aide Registry now allows for easy, on-line renewal of certified nurse aide certifications.

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

Melisa M. on August 18, 2009 at 06:25 PM
Hello, I am moving to Indiana from Charlotte, North Carolina. How would I go about getting a form or testing information to become a certified nurse aide in this state? I am a CNA and I am on the NC CNA registry.

Admin on August 19, 2009 at 04:34 AM
A certified nursing assistant from out-of-state who wants to become certified in Indiana must challenge and pass the Indiana nurse aide exam. You need to complete the CNA final examination application as well as schedule a test date for challenging the CNA state exam. The application package is available here: Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Application. The Ivy Tech Community College is the state contractor for administering the nurse aide exam. You may contact them at: (317) 917-5948 to schedule a date for taking the exam. You may contact the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry to verify this information and for answers to any other questions you may have. Good luck!

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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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