Nevada Nurse Aide Registry
Nevada Nurse Aide Registry
Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, #201, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2620 or (800) 746-3980
License Verification: (888) 590-6726
What are the requirements for the renewal of a nurse aide certification in the state of Nevada? A certified nurse aide in the state of Nevada is subject to the following certification renewal requirements: completion of twenty four (24) hours of CNA-related continuing education or training within the renewal period, and proof of forty hours (40) hours of payed work as a CNA. Both requirements must be completed within two years prior to the certification renewal date. The continuing education credits or training must be within the nurse aide's scope of practice. Some college courses do fall under the continuing education category especially if they are nursing related. A nursing assistant should keep copies of completed continuing education or training history since random audits are performed each year. As indicated by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, a nurse aide should save these documents for a period of four years. A nurse aide who was not employed for forty hours during the two years since the last certification renewal will not be eligible for certification renewal. The only way to become certified again is to re-take a CNA training class and pass the competency examination.
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
Lizette B. on August 11, 2009 at 09:54 AM
I am moving to Nevada very shortly. How do I go about changing my CNA license from Indiana to Nevada?
Admin on August 12, 2009 at 10:51 PM
You can transfer your CNA certificate from Indiana to Nevada through the process of endorsement. To apply for a CNA certificate by endorsement in Nevada you need to complete and submit the required application as well as the mandatory fingerprinting cards. The endorsement form and instructions are available here: CNA Endorsement Forms. Make sure you read all the instructions carefully and send the application with all the required documents to the specified department. Good luck!
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