To become a Certified Nursing Aide in New Hampshire you must first pass some basic requirements. Once you have done that you can start your training. After you have done your training you must pass some exams.
It is the Board of Nursing that handles the training and manages the registry. The Board works with the D&S Diversified Technologies to oversee the exams and give out the results. On passing the exam, you are put on the registry for 2 years before you need to renew.
You must meet the following before you can start your training;
Not everyone needs to do the training course. If have either of these you can miss out on the training
If you have to do the training, for a list of approved programs follow this link.
Training courses are 100 hours, 60 hours of lab work and another 40 hours of classroom study.
The CNA training costs about $1000. On top of this there can be extra costs for books and exams. A range of fees is charged for testing. If you can’t afford the cost of the getting a certificate you can contact the NH’s Board of Nursing for free nursing aide options. The Board will tell you about the training programs that provide free training, scholarships or grants.
Federal law says that CNAs who take training, testing and get registered within 12 months after getting a job at skilled nursing homes or facilities, do not have to pay fees or expenses. The fees will be covered by the company who they work for.
The CNA certificate lasts for 24 months. After that you have to renew it. To renew, you have to complete 12 hours of instruction. To be allowed to renew it you must have been paid to work, as a CNA, at least 100 hours a year over both years.