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by nursingstudent221 nursingstudent221 (Member)

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How long after you apply do you find out if you get your license or not?

I applyed for my CNA license and been waiting to see if i got it. I passed the class with an A so i think that i have a really good chance of getting it.

So how long did it take to get your license after you applyed?

Thank you!

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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It all depends on your state. In MD we are issued a temporary 90 day license while they conduct background checks (state & FBI) and fingerprints. After that is complete, then we receive our permanent CNA number( we do not receive paper certificates in this state). All in all, that took close to 2 months for me to get it, but I've met some who have gotten it faster, and some who have gotten it slower. I would contact your board of nursing, or even post this question on your state nursing forum, b/c someone there might be able to give you a more accurate answer. Good luck!

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It all depends on your state. In MD we are issued a temporary 90 day license while they conduct background checks (state & FBI) and fingerprints. After that is complete, then we receive our permanent CNA number( we do not receive paper certificates in this state). All in all, that took close to 2 months for me to get it, but I've met some who have gotten it faster, and some who have gotten it slower. I would contact your board of nursing, or even post this question on your state nursing forum, b/c someone there might be able to give you a more accurate answer. Good luck!

Thank you for your reply. I am too in MD. How long did it take you to get your temporary license?

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yousoldtheworld has 5 years experience.

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In Indiana, we are told if we pass or not immediately after taking the test. We're given a certificate that says we passed the test, but it takes a couple of months to get our actual certification in the mail.

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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Thank you for your reply. I am too in MD. How long did it take you to get your temporary license?

I finished my program on a Friday..and that following Monday I went to Baltimore & got my fingerprints done..then went to the Board of Nursing(they have a seperate office for CNA's). I handed them my fingerprint card, my app, and the fee & I receieved my 90-Day-Certification on the spot. So my suggestion to you is DEFINITELY go to Baltimore & submit everything yourself!!!! Some of my co-workers let their program submit their paperwork & everything got screwed up..one girl is still waiting on her CNA # and she finished the program a year ago!

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I finished my program on a Friday..and that following Monday I went to Baltimore & got my fingerprints done..then went to the Board of Nursing(they have a seperate office for CNA's). I handed them my fingerprint card, my app, and the fee & I receieved my 90-Day-Certification on the spot. So my suggestion to you is DEFINITELY go to Baltimore & submit everything yourself!!!! Some of my co-workers let their program submit their paperwork & everything got screwed up..one girl is still waiting on her CNA # and she finished the program a year ago!

Yea i think that i should have done that. I let my program submit it and everyone has their but 3 people. Hopefully i can call on Monday and see whats going on.

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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Yea i think that i should have done that. I let my program submit it and everyone has their but 3 people. Hopefully i can call on Monday and see whats going on.

The board of nursing is extremely slow when it comes to phone calls & emails...like I said, it would be best to go there in person.

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In Indiana, we are told if we pass or not immediately after taking the test. We're given a certificate that says we passed the test, but it takes a couple of months to get our actual certification in the mail.

here in Florida is somewhat similar, u learn whether you passed right away, but it took maybe 4 or5 weeks to get my license.

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