Education Office

Announcements

February 26, 2024:

Beginning April 1, 2024, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and Credentia are making changes to the skills component of the Nurse Aide State-Approved Competency Exam. Modifications implemented during COVID-19 are being removed. To learn more, please review Credentia’s website and how to complete each skill in the Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook. 

September 2023:

All Candidate Handbooks are going digital beginning January 1, 2024. The last day to order paper handbooks is December 31, 2023.

Guidance

2020 – 2023 Information and Guidance from DHSR

2020 – 2023 Information and Guidance from CMS

DHSR Education Consultants and Contact Information

Click here to obtain the contact information for your Education Consultant.

If you have questions regarding the Nurse Aide or Medication Aide registries please call 919-855-3969 (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00 pm)

Nurse Aide I

For Training Programs Only:

Geriatric Aide

  • State-Approved Geriatric Aide Training Programs
  • State-Approved Curriculum
  • Verify Registry Listing
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Home Care Aide Specialty Training

  • State-Approved Home Care Aide Training Programs
  • State-Approved Curriculum
  • Verify Registry Listing
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Medication Aide – Nursing Home

    Medication Aide – Adult Care Home

    Feeding Assistant

    A Feeding Assistant is a single-task worker used to feed residents in nursing homes. Nursing homes may only use paid Feeding Assistants after they pass state-approved training.

    Documents for Training Programs

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