Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry
Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612
License Verification: (785) 296-6877
Nurse Aide Registry: (785) 296-0059

Are you looking for a free nurse aide class in Kansas? The state of Kansas encourages you to become a CNA by requesting your employer to cover all the costs associated with the training and testing of a nurse aide program. Here is what you need to know: if you are a nurse aide student employed by, or receiving an employment offer from, a skilled nursing facility at the time when you begin training or testing as a nurse aide, then the employer is not allowed to charge you for the CNA program. If you are enrolled in a nursing assistant training program offered by a nurse aide training school or college but you become hired or obtain an employment offer before you complete the CNA program, the employer is required to pay the cost of your training. Therefore the key is to find employment as a nurse aide prior to successfully completing a nurse aide class. What costs will your employer cover? You will be reimbursed for the cost of the nurse aide class, any fees, books, and other training materials, the nurse aide registration fee required for listing your name on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry, and the cost of your state nurse aide competency test.

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

Cela M. on July 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
I have a CNA certificate for Arkansas and I was wondering if or how I could use it if I was to move to California. Can I transfer my CNA license to California?


Admin on July 22, 2014 at 06:07 AM
You need to apply for reciprocity in California before you are eligible to work as a certified nursing assistant in this new state. Reciprocity is the process of transferring your nurse aide credentials from Arkansas to California or any other state you may choose. You may want to read the CNA license transfer guide available on this website to help you get started with the reciprocity process here: CNA Certification Transfer.


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I want to pursue an LPN degree, however the school requires a CNA license from Kansas for admission. I had a CNA certification in Texas but it expired. Is it possible to just take the CNA test in Kansas and become certified?

Can a CNA certificate from Kansas be valid for use in Michigan? If not, can I take the Michigan CNA exam so as to make my license valid?

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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