Certified nursing assistant schools that are located in the area of Pierre, South Dakota are all shown on this page. To find out more regarding these programs, you can go to their address or call them with the number here.
St. Mary’s Healthcare Center
801 East Sioux Avenue,
Pierre, SD 57501
Golden Living Center
950 East Park Street,
Pierre, SD 57501
If you want to work as a nursing assistant in South Dakota, your name must be listed on the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. This Registry is a list of all the nursing assistants who‘re able to meet both the federal and state’s training and testing regulations. In this state, you can gain entry by either challenging the competency examination or by interstate endorsement.
This process is only for individuals who were already certified as nursing assistants but are currently registered in different state’s NAR. If the applicant gets approved for endorsement, he will be able to work in both states. To be eligible for endorsement, the applicant must still have a valid certificate. When applying, the applicant will have to provide proof of his training, such as his CNA Card (if the state issues one), transcripts of records, or his certificate of completion. To protect the interests of the patients in South Dakota, all applicants must also be able to pass the federal and state background checks.
CHALLENGING THE COMPETENCY EXAM
This is the only option left for the individuals have not yet been certified before as a nursing aide or are currently licensed as an RN/LPN. The competency exam is divided into two parts – the written/oral knowledge test and the clinical skills test. The D&S Diversified Technologies, DBA has been contracted by the state’s Health Care Association to help conduct and release the results of the exams.
Before you can apply for the exams, you must first establish eligibility. One of the best ways to do this is by completing a certified nursing aide training course. These courses last at least 75 hours of training and are divided into classroom instructions and on-the-job training. Once you are through, you will know what it is to be a nursing aide. You must also pass the background check that is done by both the federal and the state. Another requirement for you to be accepted in the training course is that you must be deemed physically fit.
Candidates are given three attempts to pass all the tests. A failure in one part means a failed exam. You will then have to reapply for the exams, as well as pay the fee for the part that you are going to retake. The skills tests cost $85 while the written exam costs $67.50. If you still fail after the 3rd attempt, you will no longer be allowed reapply, unless you complete another training program.
MAINTAING NAR STATUS
Your listing on the NAR will only remain for 24 months. If you wish to keep your eligibility, you must work for at least 8 hours within those 24 months. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to renew your certification and it will expire. No individual is allowed to work with an expired certificate. Expired certifications can no longer be renewed.
This is the capital of the state of South Dakota. Pierre also serves as the county seat of Hughes County. This city was named after Fort Pierre, which in turn was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., who was a fur trader. With only a total population of 13,646, this is the 2nd least populous state capital in the United States. It has a total area of 13.07 sq miles, where almost all of it is land.
Examples of the health care providers that you can find serving this city include Moran Chiropractic PC, Medical Associates Clinic LLP, Bales Chiropractic Clinic, Monroe Chiropractic, Sanford Dakota Plains, Beverly Healthcare, St Mary’s Healthcare Center, and St Mary’s Home Health/Hospice. photo attribution: westconn