Nursing Assistant Registry Calls - Minnesota Department of Health

Nursing Assistant Registry Calls

MDH's Nursing Assistant Registry (NAR) staff will be offering a series of informational calls for nursing assistant training programs approved by the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you require an accommodation for disability such as captions or other services to participate in the meeting, please contact the Nursing Assistant Registry at least five days in advance of the training session.

Schedule

All calls will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST on the scheduled day. Agendas will be posted on this page closer to the date of the call. A link to a recording of the call will be made available in the Call Documents section for a period of 60 days after the call.

  • July 11, 2022
  • August 8, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • October 10, 2022

Call Documents

June 13, 2022

Agenda:

  • Training and Certification of Nurse Aides 1135 Waiver FAQ
  • Knowledge and Skills Tests areas for improvement
  • Input from training programs
  • Test Advisory Panel (TAP) for Practice Tests Completed
  • Testing FAQ, running reports, and other resources
  • Training and Test site communications

June 13 Presentation (PDF)
Nurse Aide Training Program Call (June 13, 2022) (YouTube ): This recording of the June 13 call will be available until September 1, 2022.

May 16, 2022

Agenda:

  1. Training and Certification of Nurse Aides waiver ending
  2. Quality Assurance Reports in TMU for training programs
  3. Knowledge and Skills Tests areas for improvement
  4. Test Advisory Panel (TAP) for Practice Tests
  5. Locating Nurse Aide testing
  6. Testing FAQ, Candidate Handbook, and other resources
  7. Curriculum approval process

May 16 Presentation (PDF)
Nurse Aide Training Program Call (May 16, 2022) (YouTube 5:05): This excerpt of the May 16 call describes the areas for improvement for the Nurse Aide knowledge and skills tests. This recording will be available until August 1, 2022.

April 11, 2022

Agenda:

  1. Working in TMU
    • Role of training program instructor or alternate in entering students in TMU
    • Editing student records
    • Accessing Quality Assurance Reports
  2. RN Supervision of training programs
  3. Candidate Handbook
  4. Challenge Candidate
  5. Testing in MN
  6. Frequently Asked Questions and other resources
  7. GovDelivery notice for testing changes

April 11 Presentation (PDF)

March 14, 2022

Agenda:

  1. Testing Update
  2. Working in TMU
    • Role of training programs
    • How to enter students
    • How to use reports
  3. Practice test questions available
  4. How to find testing in MN
  5. Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
  6. Sign up for GovDelivery messages

March 14 Presentation (PDF)

February 14, 2022

Agenda:

  1. MDH options for Nurse Aides working under the federal 1135 waiver
  2. Nurse Aide Competency testing process update
  3. HHA test
  4. Updates to the NAR website
February 14 Presentation (PDF)

December 13, 2021

Agenda:

  1. MDH options for nurse aides working under the federal 1135 waiver review
  2. MN National Guard deployment as Nurse Aides for nursing homes
  3. Nurse aide testing transition update
  4. Meet Headmaster, live demonstration
December 13 Presentation (PDF)

November 15, 2021

Agenda:

  1. MDH options for nurse aides working under the federal 1135 waiver
  2. Nurse aide competency test update
  3. Home Health Aide written test
  4. Polling results
November 15 Presentation (PDF)

October 18, 2021

Agenda:

  1. MDH options for nurse aides working under the federal 1135 waiver
  2. Recent survey findings

October 18 Presentation (PDF)

August 30, 2021

Agenda:

  1. Overview of NATCEP site visit and Federal NATCEP Resource
  2. Recent survey findings
  3. Review any updates to CMS 1135 waiver

August 30 Presentation (PDF)

July 26, 2021

Agenda:

  1. NATCEP Survey Process
  2. Review any updates to the CMS 1135 nurse aid waiver

July 26 Presentation (PDF)

June 28, 2021

Agenda:

  1. Updates to the CMS 1135 nurse aide waiver
  2. Federal requirements for nursing assistant training programs
  3. Tools for nursing assistant training programs

June 28 Presentation (PDF)

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