Utah Nurse Aide Registry

Utah Nurse Aide Registry
Utah Health Technology Certification Center
550 East 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 547-9947

The nurse aide registry in the state of Utah has been created by the State Office of Vocational Education. The main purpose of the Utah Nurse Aide Registry is to collect and list the names of those individuals who are qualified to work as certified nurse aides in long term care facilities throughout the state. Any person who has successfully completed a nurse aide training course and obtained a score of 75 percent or better on the CNA examination is eligible for listing on the Utah Nurse Aide Registry. Nurse aide training classes in the state of Utah must meet certain requirements in order to obtain approval from the State Office of Vocational Education. One of the requirements is to provide a minimum of eighty (80) hours of nursing assistant training, under the guidance and supervision of a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse. According to state law, the nurse aide program instructor should have at least one year of experience in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Any employer of a certified nurse aide who also offers nurse aide training classes, needs to provide an orientation program which must be separate from the required 80 hours of training. The orientation needs to take place prior to employment and it should cover topics such as the policies and procedures used in the facility, the philosophy of care of the facility, and rules applicable to individual employees.

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

Amanda M. on July 21, 2009 at 04:25 PM
Does Utah have a patient to CNA ratio law?

Admin on July 23, 2009 at 09:53 PM
The state of Utah did not yet establish a CNA to resident ratio. There are only eight states that have actually passed into law the nursing assistant to client ratios and Utah is not one of them.

Can you tell me what the requirements are for starting a CNA training program in Utah?

I have almost finished my CNA training. I have some hearing loss and very little feeling in the tips of my fingers. What sort of letter does my doctor need to provide for me to take with me for my Utah state exam to allow me to use automated blood pressure and pulse equipment?

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?

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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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