Montana Nurse Aide Registry

Montana Nurse Aide Registry
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Certification Bureau
2401 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-4980

What is meant by the terms Interstate Endorsement? Interstate endorsement is the process that allows an individual to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Montana when one is already listed on a CNA Registry in another state. You are allowed to work as a nurse aide in Montana for thirty days only while you are applying for certification by endorsement. Nurse aides must renew their certificates promptly since Montana does not have a grace period for recertification. Avoid letting your certification lapse because you will need to re-enroll in a nursing assistant training program or to re-challenge the state exam in order to reinstate your CNA certification.

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

Jennifer on September 08, 2009 at 06:11 AM
I was a CNA for 14 years. I was certified in Montana and Oregon. I let my license expire. I am now in Idaho. Do I need to retake the entire course in order to become re-certified?

Admin on September 09, 2009 at 09:23 PM
If your out-of-state nurse aide certification was active you might have been able to transfer it to Idaho. An expired or lapsed certification does not qualify for transfer. As far as I know you have to complete a nursing assistant training program and pass the competency examination in Idaho in order to become certified. It is best to contact the Idaho nurse aide registry at (800) 748-2480 or (208) 334-6620 to make sure that this information is correct. Good luck!

If I am a certified nursing assistant in Montana, can I work as a C.N.A in Kansas until I get my license for that state?

I am currently licensed as a nursing assistant in Florida, and would like to transfer my certification to Montana. How do I transfer my CNA license to Montana?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?

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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