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What is the function of the Nursing Assistant Registry?

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The Nursing Assistant Registry functions as a list of nursing assistants able to work in nursing homes and certified boarding care homes in the state of Minnesota. These professionals have passed all Minnesota and federal training and testing standards.

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Nursing home and care homes use the registry to verify a nursing assistant's credentials as a pre-employment check. The registry does not publish its list online and requires nursing home and care home representatives to call to check the status of the prospective nursing assistant.

Not being on the list does not automatically mean the nursing assistant may not obtain employment in the nursing or care home. The nursing assistant must be enrolled in the training and testing courses and complete the certification within four months.

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