Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry

Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry
Minnesota Department of Health
85 East 7th Place, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55164-0501
Phone: (651) 215-8705 or (800) 397-6124 (in state only)

Who gets listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry? Nurse aide students who have completed a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed the state competency evaluation are listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. A nurse aide from another state can become listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry and obtain employment in Minnesota. In this case the nurse aide must be in good standing on the nurse aide registry in another state in addition to having proof of working as a nurse aide for at least eight hours in the last two years. How do I keep my name listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry? It is essential to report your employment as a nurse aide to the Nursing Assistant Registry. The only requirement for having a nursing assistant active status on the Registry is to work a minimum of eight hours as a paid nurse aide every two years.

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

Eric H. on July 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM
I took my CNA training in the spring of 2006. I have not worked as a CNA but I would like to update my certificate so that I could work as one. What do I need to do? Is my name still on the CNA registry?

Admin on August 02, 2009 at 05:42 PM
To keep your active status on the Minnesota CNA registry you need to show proof of employment as a nursing assistant for a minimum of eight hours every two years since first obtaining certification. According to Minnesota regulations concerning nursing assistants, if you have not worked as a CNA for a period of 24 months, your status on the registry becomes inactive. If you wish to return to work as a CNA, you must call the Minnesota nurse aide registry to see if you are eligible to have your status changed from inactive to active. The registry may be reached between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, at the following phone numbers: (651) 215-8705 or (800) 397-6124. 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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