North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry
North Dakota Department of Health Division of Health Facilities
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301, Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2353

An individual looking for employment as a nurse aide in a North Dakota nursing facility must be certified as a nurse aide. To obtain certification you need to complete an approved nurse aide training program of at least seventy-five hours as well as pass the state competency evaluation specifically designed for nurse aides. A nurse aide who is employed by or who secures an offer of employment from a skilled nursing facility, nursing home, or long-term care facility, is not required to pay for the cost of the nurse aide course or for any associated fees and study materials. Certification renewal for a nurse aide in North Dakota takes place every two years. The main requirement for renewal of a nursing assistant license is proof of payed work for a minimum of eight hours in nursing related services. The required eight hours of work do not need to be consecutive hours. As long as your total hours worked add up to at least eight hours during the last twenty four months, you will be able to renew your certificate. No charge is currently required for renewing your CNA certificate and listing on the North Dakota CNA 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.

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

Kensie M. on September 20, 2013 at 08:45 PM
I was just wondering since I am originally from North Dakota and have received my CNA license in North Dakota, which only required me to have 76 hours of training, how would I go about getting the other 44 hours needed for me to become a CNA in Wisconsin? Would I have to take the whole course over again or could I just take to 44 hours that I need to qualify to take the oral and written exam?

Admin on September 21, 2013 at 06:35 PM
In order to be included on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry, an individual must complete an approved training program of a minimum of 120 hours and successfully pass both portions (written or oral examination and skills evaluation) of the competency test. According to the information provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services only nurse aides who completed a training program of 120 hours or more are eligible to transfer their licenses to Wisconsin from another state. If you are a nurse aide currently listed on another state's nurse aide (or equivalent) registry as active and in good standing, and have completed an approved nurse aide training program of at least one-hundred twenty (120) hours in another state, you may be eligible for placement on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry. To apply for placement on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry, you must complete an Out-of-State Application.

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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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