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Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification


State Health, Department of

Nurses need a certification to work in a nursing home. This certificate comes from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

To get a certificate, a nurse must:
  • be listed in good standing on the State Nurse Aide Registry;
  • complete an approved training program; and
  • pass an exam.
Training is not needed if the nurse is already a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Feeding assistants do not need this certificate.

Additional resources


NY Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236
Phone (800) 805-9128

NYS Department of Health

Office of Health Systems Management
Bureau of Credentialing
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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