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Certified Nurse Aide: Training, Certification & Recertification and Registration

Program Overview

The Certified Nurse Aide: Training, Certification & Recertification and Registration Program ensures that individuals meet both the state and federal requirements for a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and are on the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry.  This program is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Consumer Services & Health Care Regulation Commission, Division of Survey Supports & Guidance.

A certified nurse aide is an individual who works primarily in long term care facilities or nursing homes.  The CNA assists residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating.  A CNA works under the direct supervision of licensed practical nurse or registered nurse and can perform only procedures that are within the scope of practice for a CNA.

Acronyms

CNA – Certified Nurse Aide
DI – Delegated Instructor
ISDH – Indiana State Department of Health
NATCEP – Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program
QMA – Qualified Medication Aide
PD – Program Director

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
aides@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7442 (Long Term Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
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Director, Division of Survey Supports & Guidance
Jan Kulik, RN
jkulik@isdh.in.gov 
(317) 233-7480

Administrative Assistant, Division of Survey Supports & Guidance
Nancy Gilbert
ngilbert@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7445

Director, Quality Improvement Project
Nancy Adams, RN
nadams1@isdh.in.gov 
(317) 233-7119

Program Manager, Aide Registry
Jennifer Nikirk
jnikirk@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7351 
(317) 233-7750 [Fax]