Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry
Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry
Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals
Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-5888
An individual may not work as a nurse aide in the state of Rhode Island without a certificate of registration as a nursing assistant. State approved nursing assistant programs train CNA students throughout the course of one hundred (100 ) hours. By law, any nurse aide training course conducted in a nursing home or long-term care facility needs to be completed within ninety (90) days. If you are accepted into a nurse aide class offered by a potential employer, such as a nursing home, then you are not required to pay for the training, books, and supplies required for the course. The nursing home will cover all the expenses including the cost of your state examination. If you are nurse aide student who has completed a nurse assistant course, you must apply for the state examination within a year from the date you started the nurse aide class. Those who do not challenge the exam within this time frame will have to re-take the nurse aide training class. The state exam may be taken three times after which re-training is mandatory to re-qualify for nurse aide competency testing.
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
C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?
Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.
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