So, I’m applying for CNA jobs at local hospitals and such in Knoxville and I start to thinking about how I might be able to transfer my certification registry from NC to TN. I go hunting on the TN Nurse Aide Registry site and start reading. About halfway down I come across this:
An individual who is currently listed as active with no derogatory or abuse information on another State’s list of certified individuals can apply for reciprocity.
Okay, that sounds like me:
Tennessee accepts reciprocity from all States except Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina.
Uh Oh. So what do I need to do?
An individual living in Alabama, Georgia or Illinois must provide verification of their status and apply to challenge the test. An individual living in Florida or North Carolina must retrain and retest in Tennessee in order to become certified as a CNA in this State.
That’s right folks I have to retake a class in common sense and retake a skills test on hand washing. Apparently people in NC and FL don’t know how to wash their hands right.