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NURSe aide Candidate Handbook
April 2010

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NACES Plus FouNdAtioN, iNC. South Carolina NNAAP™ 7600 Burnet Road, Suite 440 Austin, TX 78757-1292 (800) 273-3517 Fax: 1 (866) 95NACES / 1 (866) 956-2237 Hours of Operation 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Call NACES Plus Foundation, Inc. to: • Obtain a Candidate Handbook • Obtain an application for testing • Obtain registration information • Cancel and/or reschedule an examination • Arrange special examination requests and services • Change your current address or name before testing • Request an excused absence

Refer any additional questions to: SoutH CAroliNA dEPArtmENt oF HEAltH ANd HumAN SErviCES division of Community and Facility Services PO Box 8206 1801 Main Street Columbia, SC 29202 (803) 898-2587 E-mail: SCNAR@SCDHHS.GOV Hours of Operation 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact your South Carolina Nurse Aide Training Program for an application. The contact names and numbers are available on the www.pearsonvue.com web site. Under “Quick Links” select “Search Nurse Aide Registry.” Select SC Nurse Aides under “Select Your Program”.

PEArSoN vuE® South Carolina NNAAP™ PO Box 13785 Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785 (800) 475-8290 Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call Pearson VUE to: • Obtain information regarding your Score Report • Obtain information about re-certification on the Registry • Change your current address or name after testing • Request a duplicate Score Report or Nurse Aide Certificate • Obtain information regarding your examination • Obtain or complete a Reciprocity Application • Clarify information about the Registry • Inquire if you are eligible to re-test Go to Pearson VUE’s website (www.pearsonvue.com) to: • Download a Candidate Handbook • Download an Application • Download an Application for Enrollment by Reciprocity • Download Spanish Skills Listing • View Regional Test Site testing dates • Download a Nurse Aide Practice Written Examination • View the NA Program Overview • Download a Training Program Packet • View state-approved NA Training Programs (by City) • View Closed NA Training Programs • View Medicaid Certified Nursing Facilities (by County) • View Frequently Asked Questions • View Medicaid Bulletins • Download a Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Form • View a list of the Nurse Aide Registries (by State) • Check the current listing on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry

Pearson VUE and NACES do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, disabling condition, religion, national origin, or any other protected characteristics. Copyright © 2009 Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

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Quick reference........................... . inside.front.cover introduction......................................................... 1

National Nurse Aide Assessment Program ............... 1 Exam Overview ........................................................ 1 Eligibility...................................................................3

New Nurse Aides ...................................................... 3 Out-of-State Training ............................................... 3 Nurse Aides Trained at Closed State-Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs ............................. 3 Eligibility routes. ...................................................4

E1 – Nurse Aide Trainee Candidate trained in SC .. E2 – Nurse Aide Trainee Candidate who trained out of state ........................................ E3 – Nurse Aide with a Lapsed or Expired SC Certificate ............................................................. E4 – Student Nurse Candidates ............................... E5 – LPN or RN Graduate....................................... E6 – Military ............................................................ Filling Out an Application...
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