Vermont Nurse Aide Registry

Vermont Nurse Aide Registry
Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620
Phone: (802) 828-2819 or (802) 828-2396

The Vermont State Board of Nursing is the agency responsible for regulating the practice of nursing assistants in Vermont. The Vermont Board of Nursing approves nurse aide training programs, provides licenses to to those who pass the LNA state exam, and regulates the practice of nursing assistants. In Vermont, a nurse aide training program graduate who passed the state examination is issued a nurse aide license by the Board and becomes a licensed nurse aide. A nurse aide license is valid for two years after which it must be renewed. In order to renew a nurse aide license the applicant must show evidence of paid, nursing related practice for at least four hundred (400) hours in the two years prior to the renewal date. A licensed nurse aide who did not work for the specified amount of hours must re-take the state competency evaluation. A certified or licensed nurse aide from another state who wants to practice in Vermont, may apply for licensing by endorsement. An applicant for licensure by endorsement is allowed to practice as a nursing assistant in Vermont by using a temporary license, valid for ninety (90) days only.

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

Michelle W. on July 29, 2009 at 09:18 PM
Do you need to take the whole course again if you were licensed before but your CNA license expired? It has been about 10 years and I am still doing nursing. I live in and work in Vermont.

Admin on July 31, 2009 at 01:50 AM
A nursing assistant license must be renewed every two years in Vermont. Even though you have worked in nursing, you failed to renew your license and your credentials have expired. I believe that you do have to enroll and complete a new nursing assistant training program as well as pass the CNA examination in order to get your license reinstated in Vermont. To be sure about this and for additional information please contact the Vermont Board of Nursing at 802-828-2396.

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

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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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