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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Certified Nurse Aide

 


CNA REGISTRATION

Questions: Lois Steensma

Print CNA Registration Card - The South Dakota Board of Nursing does not print or mail out CNA registration cards. 

You may verify your CNA status and/or print your own card any time.


CNA TESTING: Contact South Dakota Health Care Association


Endorsement Application

  • Endorsement (aka Reciprocity) - An individual who is registered as a CNA in another state and wishes to be included on the South Dakota CNA Registry:

    Print the Endorsement Application, fill out the top half of the application, and then mail the application to the registry in the state where you were first registered as a CNA - List of State CNA Registries

  • If you are a registered CNA in South Dakota and wish to become a CNA in another state, please contact the registry in that state for instructions.

Waiver of 75-hour Nurse Aide Training Application - FAQs for Nurse Aide Waiver of Education

  • A student enrolled in a nursing education program that has been approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing who has successfully completed specific fundamentals in nursing course(s) may apply for Waiver of the 75-hour nurse aide training.  If the Waiver is granted, the applicant will be permitted to take the CNA written evaluation and manual skills exams.
  • Individuals who have been educated / practiced in other healthcare fields

CNA VERIFICATION


CNA RENEWAL

  • CNA Online Renewal / Print Card
    • You may renew your CNA registration as early as 90 days prior to expiration.
    • A paper card will not be mailed to you; you may print and/or save your card when you have completed your renewal.
    • You must have worked as a CNA during the previous two years to renew your registration.
    • If your CNA registration has lapsed, you must complete and submit a paper renewal form:
  • Paper Renewal & Employment Verification

CNA CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGE

CNA NAME CHANGE


CNA TRAINING PROGRAMS

Questions: Stephanie Orth

Current South Dakota Board of Nursing Approved Training Programs

 

 

 

CNA Training Program Approved Curricula

 

 

 

  • American Health Care Association - How to be a Nurse Assistant
  • Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care - Long Term Care and Home Care, 3rd Edition
  • Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care - The Basics, 4th Edition
  • Medcom, Inc - The New Nursing Assistant, 8th Edition
  • Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants
  • Nebraska Health Care Association
  • We Care Online

Process for use of American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Curriculum (flow diagram)

Course of Instruction in Teaching Adults / Train the Trainer Program