Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry
Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry
NE Department of Health & Human Services - Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0537
Do all individuals qualified to work as a nurse aide need to be listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry? The state of Nebraska requires that a nursing assistant class consist of at least seventy five hours of training. Any individual who wishes to work as a certified nurse aide in a health care facility that accepts Medicare or Medicaid payments must be a graduate of a state approved nurse aide course, must pass the nurse aide state competency evaluation, and be listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. A nurse aide who is employed in a health care facility for the mentally retarded needs to complete a state approved, basic resident care course, which consists of twenty-one hours of training. If you are working as a nurse aide in a facility that is not reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid then you are not required to be listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. A nurse aide will remain listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry for twenty four months and no fees are charged by the state for placement on the registry.
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.
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
Nieh on August 01, 2014 at 02:01 AM
I am licensed as a CNA in Nebraska and now I moved to Missouri. Do you think I need to retake the CNA test or can I just apply for reciprocity?
Admin on August 02, 2014 at 08:23 PM
To transfer your Nebraska CNA certification to Missouri you need to challenge the Missouri CNA exam. According to Missouri's laws and regulations, if your CNA status is active and in good standing on another state's registry, then you are eligible to retake the nursing assistant exam in Missouri and become certified as a nurse aide in this new state. You must submit a written request to the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the following information and copies of these documents: your out-of-state CNA certificate, social security card, return address, phone number where you can be reached, and employment verification of eight hours of work for every two years from the date when you became certified in your current state. If the state where you are certified (Nebraska) keeps track of your employment then you do not need to submit the work verification documents. You should call the Missouri nurse aide registry to ensure this is the correct process and to ask any questions you might have on completing the required applications. I think you need to retake the test. Good luck!
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