Nursing assistants in Ohio are also known as State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs). For obtaining CNA certification in Ohio, the initial step is to complete a nurse aide program program regulated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), and approved by the Ohio Department of Health. The program must be completed prior appearing for the nurse aide certification exam and getting your name listed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.
The requirements for obtaining nurse aide license in the state of Ohio include:
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The stepwise process to acquire CNA license in Ohio is as follows:
Step 1: Use the following link to download the Nurse Aide Registration Form:
Step 2: Submit the completed application to the following mailing address:
Ohio Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
You must follow the given below procedure to obtain CNA licensure by reciprocity:
Step 1: Download the reciprocity application using the following link:
The Registry requires you to complete the following information on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry Reciprocity Request form:
Step 2: Submit a copy of your official social security card along with your application.
Step 3: Submit a copy of your photo identification that must demonstrate the correct spelling of your name, and birth date.
Step 4: After filling all the essential details, send the completed reciprocity application to the mailing address mentioned above (Refer step 2 of Procedure to Obtain CNA License by Examination).
You may also fax the information to (614) 564-2461, or e-mail it to NAR@odh.ohio.gov
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All nursing assistants are required to renew their license every 24 months. Paperwork will be mailed several weeks before your license expire. Instructions will be given along with the form to assist you in completing the renewal process.
In order to renew your license, CNAs need to work for a minimum of 7½ consecutive hours in the state of Ohio within 24 months period, or must have worked at least 8 hours within a 24- hour period.
Click on the below given links to search for the nurse aide license in the state of Ohio:
You can also call Registry at (614) 752-9500 (out-of-state) or (800) 582-5908 (in-state). Or, fax your request to (614) 564-2461.
If your name has been changed and you want to reflect your changed name in a new registry card, you need to provide copies of the following documents to the registry:
As soon as your name is changed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry, you must contact the D & S Diversified Technologies for a new card. The processing fee of $25.00 is charged to complete the procedure.
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Question 1 – How many hours does a candidate require to work within the 24 consecutive month period to maintain eligibility to work?
Answer – The candidate is required to provide a minimum of seven and one-half successive hours or 8 hours in a 48 hour nursing and nursing-related services period during the 2 years period.
Question 2 – Can I make use of my W-2 form as a proof for providing nursing and nursing-related services for monetary compensation in the past 2 years?
Answer – No, you cannot use your W-2 form since it does not confirm your job duties and only states that you had worked for compensation. Due to this reason, the registry will not accept the W-2 forms as an evidence of your employment.
Question 3 – How can I transfer my Ohio nurse aide registration certificate to another state?
Answer – You may transfer your nurse aide certificate to another state only if you are in good standing in the state of Ohio. You are required to contact the Nurse Aide Registry of that respective state to initiate the transfer.