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This Week's Carenote - 10/07/09

I worked as a CNA and as a clerical person in healthcare facilities for a number of years, and now I need guidance.

 I've been out of the normal work world for a few years, taking care of family members at home, and now I need to return to work.  I first need to know if my certification as a CNA needs to be renewed before I can work again, and, if so, where I would find a resource for that?  Also, can guide me to educational resources which teach healthcare clerical?
Thank you for your help.


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Location: Ohio
Date: 10/08/2009
Time: 05:48 AM


I believe that if you contact your State dept. of Health under Nursing Registry or State Tested Nursing Assistants you can see if you are still registered, here in Ohio the renewal is good for 2 years, working in a Nursing Facility they renew it along with the Requirement of In-service Hours. If you have been out of the workforce for over 2 years then you might want to take the Nurses Aide class at the Nursing Home where you want to work- I believe here in Ohio its 90 hours of class and hands on time and then a state test usually given at the facility by a State Examiner. Good Luck.

Date: 10/09/2009
Time: 12:42 AM


I have waited several days to see if anyone would reply to this carenote. If you were a CNA and a clerical person in healthcare facilities before, why don’t you know if your CNA is still good? You should know, better than any of us, how to check this out and have contacts in the medical field that can help you. I don’t understand why you would ask this forum for this kind of information. Anyway, I Googled “cna certification renewal” and got thousands of hits and even a site you can get your CNA application form. I don’t want to appear rude but you could look at your last certification and call the school where you got your original certification. Good luck.


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