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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

Registry status implies only that an unlicensed individual has met the minimal training and testing requirements necessary to accept delegated tasks by a licensed nurse while under a nurse's supervision. Registry status does not imply that an individual has met moral, ethical, or legal standards. The registry should not take the place of an employer's hiring screening process or background check.

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


CNA ENDORSEMENT / RECIPROCITY

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:

CNA WAIVER OF TRAINING / EQUIVALENCY OF TRAINING

FAQs for CNA Aide Waiver of Education

Waiver of 75-hour Nurse Aide Training Application

  • 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 of CNA training is granted, the applicant will be permitted to take the CNA written evaluation and the manual skills exams. 
  • Individuals who have been educated / practiced in other healthcare fields

CNA VERIFICATION

CNA Online Verification / Print Card


CNA RENEWAL

  • CNA Online Renewal - If your CNA registration has lapsed, you must complete and submit a Paper Renewal & Employment Verification
    • You must be able to demonstrate that you have worked as a CNA during the previous two years to renew registration online.
    • You may renew your CNA registration online 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 the renewal process.
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  • Paper Renewal & Employment Verification
    • If lapsed less than two years, you must be able to provide verification of employment as a CNA within the past two years.
    • If lapsed more than two years, plese contact Stephanie Orth for a determination as to whether you must retrain and/or retest.

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