Nurse Aide

A Nurse Aide works in a nursing home and is active on the nurse aide registry. The Nurse Aide helps nurses by assisting in the performance of personal care and comfort measures.
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude that is rationally related to the position of a nurse aide.  (Moral turpitude has been defined as an act or behavior that violates accepted moral standards and in legal terms means anything done contrary to justice, honesty, modesty, good morals and with the intent to defraud.)
  • Able to speak and understand the English language or a language understood by a substantial portion of the nursing home residents
  • Successfully complete a minimum 75 hours of training approved by the State of Nebraska or 21 hour basic resident care course for intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled.
  • Successfully complete 1 hour of Nebraska specific abuse/neglect/misappropriation training
  • Successfully pass a State of Nebraska approved written/oral exam and clinical/skills competency exam.

Nurse Aide Registry - List of those who meet the requirements to be a nurse aide.

Expiration dates – none noted unless lapsed or ineligible.


  • Active – passed exams and/or has worked as nurse aide in the past 2 years.
    • To stay active must have worked as a nurse aide in a paid position within 24 months of their last job as a nurse aide.
  • Lapsed – no record of passing exams or employment in the past 2 years.
  • Ineligible – finding of conviction, abuse, neglect, or misappropriation on record. Not eligible to work in a certified nursing home. 

Print a Card: On the Registry page, you can click the green "Generate Wallet Card" button to print your own card.


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