To become a certified nursing assistant in the state of Indiana, takes taking some preliminary steps, like- taking the CNA training, qualifying the competency examination and appearing on the state’s registry. The ‘Department of Health’ manages the complete process of the certification of nursing aide. Testing and training is held at many locations throughout the state. The ‘Ivy Tech Community College’ handles the ‘Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation and Medication Aide Final Examination’ of the state.
Aspirants are required to fulfil some basic requirements in order to become eligible for the CNA training programs of the state, and they are-
- Candidate must be 18 or above;
- Candidate must undertake the full physical test, including drug screening test, TB testing and also possess the proof of immunization;
- Candidate must not have criminal background. For this they need to take the criminal background check. The fee associated with this is borne by the candidates; and
- Candidate must have proof of High School diploma or GED.
How to Apply
- If a candidate, who is without the license but has completed the training program of 105 hours in the last two year
A full list of CNA programs approved by the ‘State Department of Health’ is available at- http://www.in.gov/isdh/reports/QAMIS/nat/wdirnat.htm
Training programs must have course study of at least 105 hours which are divided between the classroom study and clinical learning. Classroom study must complete 30 hours and 75 hours must be spent for clinical work.
It is only after completing the training; aspirants can apply for the competency exam held for the CNA certification in Indiana. The exam got two sections-
- written questions section
- skill performing section
Reach out to the link- http://www.asisvcs.com/publica tions/pdf/079950.pdf
for sample papers from the Pearson vue.
Average cost to earn the CNA credentials in the state falls between the $ 800 and $ 1000. Apart from this, there are testing fees as well and they are-
- Written only – $ 65
- Written and Skill- $ 75
- Re-take of any one of the tests- $ 65
- Retake of both (written and Skill)- $ 75
CNA license in the state, Indiana expires in two years. But their renewal can be done and that is too online- http://www.in.gov/pla/license.htm. This is the link of the website from online renewal of license is done. The license can be renewed only if candidates provide a proof of the paid employment and nursing service for at least 8 hours in the previous 24 months.
CNAs receive the notifying mails around 2-to-3 months before the expiration of the license.