Nevada Nursing Assistant / Nurse Aide Guide

CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant - Aide Practice Exam

Is a License or Certification needed: To get certified and work as a nursing assistant or nurse aide in Nevada, you need to complete a nursing assistant program and pass a nursing aide exam (NNAAP). You must also be listed on the state’s nurse aide registry.

Who Grants Certification: The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services maintains the registry of state-tested nursing assistants. A company called Credentia grants certification to nursing assistants.

The Qualifications to become Certified: The routes of eligibility in order to qualify for receiving a nursing assistant registration in the state of Nevada include the following:

  • You have successfully completed a Nevada state-approved training program
  • You have graduated from or are a student of a nursing school and completed a “Fundamentals of Nursing” course.
  • Proof of eight hours of employment in a state-approved nursing home in the past two years

How to Apply for Certification and to take the Exam: Apply here for nursing assistant registration in the state of Nevada.

Test Content: The NNAAP nursing assistant exam has two parts, a written section and a skills evaluation. Both parts must be passed to be listed on the Nevada Nurse Aide Registry. The written section is 70 questions in length. You will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.

The written exam covers the following topics:

  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Infection Control
  • Data Collection
  • Personal Care
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Role and Responsibility
  • Care Impaired
  • Disease Process
  • Resident Rights
  • Older Adult Growth and Development 

You can find all details for the written exam here.

The Skills Evaluation will be a 35 minute time period given to complete 4 selected nurse aide skills. The first skill will be one of the following:

  • Bedpan/Measuring Output
  • Perineal Care
  • Putting on Or Removing Gloves
  • Draining a Urinary Drainage Bag and Measuring the Output.

You must actually wash your hands during this first skill. For the last 3 skills, you may use hand sanitizer instead of washing with soap and water.

Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Requirements: According to Nevada Law, to renew your license, it is required that you have worked 40 hours and had 24 hours of continued education at your place of employment in the paid role of a nurse aide during the past 24 months. This must be paid employment, not volunteer work, and in a nursing environment such as a nursing home, home health setting or a hospital.

You can renew your license with the Nevada Board of Nursing here.


NV Nurse Aide Registry
NV State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547

Phone: 775-687-7700
Verification: 888-590-6726
Fax: 775-687-7707


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