North Dakota 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 North Dakota, you need to complete a nursing assistant program and pass the North Dakota Nurse Aide Competency Exam.

Who Grants Certification: The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities grants certification to North Dakota nursing assistants and nurse aides.

The Qualifications to become Certified:

In order to qualify to receive a nurse assistant license in North Dakota, you must meet certain requirements. See the North Dakota Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook.

How to Apply for Certification and to take the Exam:

Use this form to apply to be a nurse aide in North Dakota. Complete and mail this form to:

North Dakota Department of Health Division of Accounting
600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
 
If you have questions, you can reach the ND Department of Health at 701.328.2353 or by e-mail at naregistry@nd.gov.

Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Requirements:

If your license has lapsed after its 2 year run, you will need to reactivate it by successfully completing a written and clinical skills test after calling or filling out this form.  There is no fee for a renewal. Send this form to:

North Dakota Department of Health Division of Accounting                                          
600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
 
If you have questions, you can reach the ND Department of Health at 701.328.2353 or by e-mail at naregistry@nd.gov.  More information regarding the renewal process can also be found here.

Contact

ND Nurse Assistant Registry 
ND Department of Health 
Division of Health Facilities 
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200 
Phone: 701-328-2353 
Fax: 701-328-1890

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National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Exam Content Outline Review

I. Physical Care Skills

A. Daily Living Activities:

  • Hygiene
  • Dressing and Grooming
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Elimination
  • Rest/Sleep/Comfort

B. Skills of Basic Nursing:

  • Infection Control
  • Safety/Emergency
  • Therapeutic/Technical Procedures
  • Data Collection and Reporting   

C. Restorative Skills:

  • Prevention
  • Self Care/Independence

II. Psychosocial Care Skills

A. Emotional and Mental Health Needs

B. Spiritual and Cultural Needs

III. Nurse Aide Roles

A. Communication

B. Client Rights

C. Legal and Ethical Behavior

D. Member of the Health Care Team