There are several ways I which you can have a CNA certification in Nevada. You can apply for a license through an endorsement or by taking the license exam to become a certified nursing assistant. You can also apply for a temporary license if that is what you prefer. All in all, you would need to have the appropriate educational attainment or course work in order to apply for certified nursing assistant license as well as pass the state exam if you would like to work as a nurse aide in Nevada.
If you would like to apply for a license as a certified nurse aide through an endorsement, you would need to submit the following documents: your completed application form, a copy of your current nurse aide license in another state, an endorsement from that state, a copy of your exam results, a copy of your certification of completion in a school course, your fingerprint cards, and a proof of your employment on that state. This will all be applicable only for those who have currently a license as a nurse aide in another state and would like to practice in the state of Nevada. It is also required that one should have a clear record from any criminal offense that he or she may have committed on that state which could affect their eligibility to practice as nurse aides.
If you would like to apply for a license by taking the state examination, you would need to submit the following: a completed application form, a payment for your test fees, a copy of your certificate of completion in a valid program or a copy of your transcript in nursing fundamentals, fingerprint cards, and also a fee for the background check that is necessary before you apply. After that, you would be allowed to take the license exam. Your application will be valid for one year after your submission and your certification from a training program shall be valid for two years after your completion.
You must finish a training program that should have been approved by the state as well as cover the appropriate course work required for CNA training. The program should consist of at least 8-13 weeks of course training which shall cover all of the required subjects for nursing assistant training as well as the supervised application of nursing assistant skills. The examination shall consist of an oral and written part as well as a practical application of your nursing assistant skills. You can check if you have passed the exam by logging on to Nevada Nursing Boars website which displays all the names of those who have passed the examination. The amount of time before you receive your license would depend on whether your documents are ready and have completely been submitted. You would also need to submit an ID photo and certification of tests and immunizations required by the state. When you have submitted these documents, your license will then be issued by the Nevada nursing board.
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