Lost Your CNA License? How to Get it Back

by Maria Pavel on September 19, 2011

If you’re found guilty of certain offences, it’s very possible that you can lose your Certified Nursing Assistant license. This loss can also take away your ability to work in any medical facilities. One of the worst things you can do is lie on your application form. For instance, if you’ve got criminal convictions in the past and don’t own up to them on the application and you’re discovered, you’ll lose your job and your license.

There are certain crimes that will keep you from getting a new CNA license. Of course, there may also be extenuating circumstances. It’s always best to talk to someone from the state licensing department to find out if your situation is an exception. An example of this is if you had problems as a juvenile but are now past those.

CNA License Renewal

CNA License Renewal

Losing your license because you abused or neglected patients will most likely result in a permanent revocation. This includes such things as stealing from them, letting them lay in dirty bed linen, or neglecting to feed them. It’s also possible to neglect a patient’s emotional needs. If you’re accused of doing any of these things, and are found to be guilty of them, the state registry will be informed and your license will be revoked.

It’s also possible to lose your CNA license even if you don’t do anything wrong. The way this happens is just by not using the license. Most states require that you complete a specific number of hours of work experience with a 12 or 24 month period. The time frame depends on the state you live in.

If you haven’t committed any crime that will keep you from working in the health care field, usually, you can get your CNA license back pretty easily. All you need to do is go through a competency evaluation program. There are some states or employers that require the completion of a completely new CNA training program as well as the competency evaluation if you haven’t been working in the CNA field for a long time.

This is because there’s a lot of medical techniques that are changing every day. In addition, there are certain things that used to be common practice that are not used any longer. All facilities specializing in medical care must be assured that their staff is current on the most modern patient care methods.

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