The South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry contains all the necessary information for the process of application in order to become a nurse aide in the state. They have a downloadable candidate handbook as well as PDF files which contain significant information as to the other related tasks involved in the certification process. The state requires all of its nurse aides to be included in the registry if they wish to work or be hired by any long-term care facility as CNAs. It is needed in order to maintain the quality and standard of healthcare services which are given in the state.
South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 8206, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (888) 549-0820
Reciprocity Phone Number: 803-315-1366
Managed by: Pearson Vue
PO Box 13785, Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
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You can also apply for reciprocity to the state by downloading an application form from their website and then filling it out with the necessary information. You will need some parts of the form to be filled out by the registry from the state where you currently have the certification and you will also need to comply with the needed hours of training that the state has in their CNA training programs. If you are not able to come up with the required hours, you will have to enroll to one of their training programs and take their certification exams. You can read this page for additional details about the latest SC nursing assistant certification requirements.
You can also make a name or address change through the website of the registry. These services are available online and you can make the said changes by logging on the registry. You may have to send a copy of the proper documents that are needed in order to verify the name or address change to the registry. This helps the registry to contain updated information especially when employers are seeking information about nursing aides who are applying for work in their facilities. These services make it easy for both the applicant and the employer to obtain the information that they need.
The South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry also contains helpful links which will help you get to testing sites as well as important information that is needed for different processes involved in a nursing aide certification. You can find information as to licensing information, content outlines, testing center regulations and requirements, and things that you may need to bring when the testing day arrives. You can download handbooks and forms which will help the process much easier. You may need some Adobe reader installed in your computer when you need to view some of the resources in the website.
When looking up a CNA candidate, you only have to click the appropriate link which will lead to the site. You can search for the candidate through their name such as their first and last names and you can also do a wildcard search by just entering an asterisk at the end of the name. You can also enter a birthdate if you want a more specific search. The other way is to enter the certification number of the candidate and the website allows you to search for up to twelve candidates at a time which makes it really convenient.