Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 329-7047

A state registered nurse aide (SRNA), or nurse aide, refers to any person who is employed to provide payed health-related services to clients. An individual who wants to become a registered nurse aide must complete a Kentucky state approved training and competency examination program needs to be listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. Upon successfully passing the competency exam, the name of a registered nurse aide becomes automatically added to the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. An active nurse aide registration will be valid for a period of two years after which it needs to be renewed. Will the state of Kentucky recognize the certification of a nursing assistant if that certification is obtained from another state? If a nurse aide is active and listed on another state’s registry, and wishes to become employed in Kentucky, then she qualifies for becoming registered in Kentucky. In this case the nurse aide needs to fill out and submit the Interstate Application form required by the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry, as well as to successfully pass the Kentucky Nurse Aide 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

Christine K. on July 22, 2009 at 08:08 PM
I recently completed my CNA training in Chicago, Illinois and would like to get registered as a nurse aide in Kentucky. Kindly advise on the procedure that I need to undertake to complete the process.

Admin on July 24, 2009 at 08:10 PM
To transfer a nurse aide certification from Illinois to Kentucky you need to apply for reciprocity. The following documents and information are necessary according to the Kentucky nursing assistant registry: your full name, mailing address, social security number, date of birth, CNA certificate number, and the state transferring form. Contact the Kentucky nurse aide registry, tell them you want to apply for reciprocity, and ask for the state license transfer form. Also ask if you need to make copies of any of your documents such as social security card and nursing assistant certification.

I got my CNA certification a while ago in high school in Kentucky, but I let it expire. Do I have to retake the CNA course or just the test?

I got my Kentucky nursing assistant certification in my senior year in High School but I let it expire. Do I need to re-take the nurse aide classes or do I just have to re-take the CNA 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?

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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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