I was a nurses aid years ago while attaing my bachelors degree in computers. I worked as a nurses aid in nursing homes as well as private duty. Now, i am getting ready to get into the nursing school (Change of career) and some how, i would like to go and gain more experience as i know things have changed since i last worked (about 10 yrs now..). Since my license has expired, is there a way that i can take the CNA board exams without having to go to a CNA class?
If i decide to take a CNA class, do i have to take a particular class in order to work in a nursing facility, retirement home e.t.c? Can they renew my license without me retaking classes.....since it's been a while i have used my license?
Please advise me on what i really need to do as i have to get some experiences in before my nursing classes begin in 2012. Thank you all!
Jan 30, '11
It looks like Hope63 has you covered. Each state has it's own Board of Nursing and information will be on that site. I know in Arizona it is a CNA License also. You get your certification from nursing assistant school and once you take your state exam and pass, the Board of Nursing issues you your CNA license. Good luck getting the information you are looking for!
Last edit by AzDeb on Jan 30, '11
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