All 50 states and the District of Columbia have a Nurse Aide Registry, from which nursing facilities, home care agencies, or other places that employ skilled nurses can find data on nurses licensed to practice nursing in that state. The nursing registry is important as it maintains a list of nursing aides who meet federal and state requirements to be a nursing aide. The registry also keeps a list of persons not eligible to work for reasons of abuse, neglect, misappropriation, or any other action that may disqualify them from nursing. The contact information for all 51 registries and links for that state’s registry are below. 
 

Alabama Nurse Registry 
AL Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
The RSA Tower, Suite 600
201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-5169
Fax: 334-206-5219
Alaska Nurse Registry
AK Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Board of Nursing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907-269-8169
Fax: 907-269.8196 
Online Abuse Registry
Arizona Nurse Registry
AZ State Board of Nursing
Nurse Aide Registration Program
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85014-3653
Phone: 602-771-7800
Fax: 602-771-7888
Email: arizona@azbn.gov
Arkansas Nurse Registry
AR Department of Human Services
Office of Long-term Care
PO Box 8059, Slot S405
Little Rock, AR 72203-8059
Automated Line: 501-682-8484
Direct Line: 501-682-1807
Fax: 501-682-8551
Registry Managed by: Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 800-818-8917
Fax: 800-813-6670
California Nurse Registry
CNA/HHA/CHT Certification Unit
Licensing and Certification Division
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 3301
P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
Phone: 916-327-2445
Fax: 916-552-8785
Colorado Nurse Registry
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2430
Fax: 303-894-2821
State Board of Nursing
Connecticut Nurse Registry
CT Department of Public Health
Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12 MQA
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7596
Fax: 860-509-8457
Registry Managed by Prometric
CT CNA Program
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 866-499-7485
Fax: 800-813-6670
Delaware Nurse Registry
DE Department of Health and Social Services
Division Long Term Care Residents Protection
24 N.W. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963-1463
Phone: 302-577-6666
Fax: 302-424-2939
Online Abuse Registry
DC Nurse Registry
DC Department of Health
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
Health Care Facilities Division
717 14th Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-724-4900
Registry Managed by:
Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 888-274-6060
Florida Nurse Registry
FL Department of Health
MQA/CNA Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN # C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3263
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-487-9626
Georgia Nurse Registry
GA Health Partnership - GMCF
1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30346-2200
Phone: 678-527-3010 (local) or
800-414-4358
Fax: 678-527-3001
Hawaii Nurse Registry
HI Department of Commerce & Consumers Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing Branch
PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-739-8122
Fax: 808-734-8318
Registry Managed by:
American Red Cross
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-2101
Fax: 808-735-8626
Idaho Nurse Registry
ID Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-6620,
800-748-2480
Fax: 208-334-6629 
Illinois Nurse Registry
IL Department of Public Health
Health Care Worker Registry
525 W. Jefferson Street
Fourth Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-785-5133
Fax: 217-524-0137
Indiana Nurse Registry
IN State Department. of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 N Meridian Street, Section 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-7442,
317-233-1325
Fax: 317-233-7750
Iowa Nurse Registry
IA Department of
Inspections & Appeals
Health Facilities Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0083
Phone: 515-281-4077, 515-281-0108
Fax: 515-281-6259
Toll-Free (in state only): 866-876-1997
Kansas Nurse Registry
KS Department of Health & Environment
Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1365
Phone: 785-296-1240
KNAR Phone: 785-296-6877
Fax: 785-296-3075
Online Abuse Registry
Kentucky Nurse Registry
KY Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300-A
Louisville, KY 40222-5172
Phone: 502-429-3347,
502-429-3300, Ext 257
888-530-1919
Fax: 502-429-3336 
Louisiana Nurse Registry
LA State Board of Examiners for Nursing Facility Administrators
5647 Superior Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-6049
Phone: 225-295-8575
Fax: 225-295-8578
Maine Nurse Registry
ME Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 800-791-4080,
207-624-7300
Fax: 207-287-9325
Maryland Nurse Registry
MD Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
Phone: 410-585-1990,
877-847-0626
Fax: 410-764-8042
Verification Line: 410-585-1994
Massachusetts Nurse Registry
MA Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Quality
99 Chauncy Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-753-8143
Verification: 617-753-8192
Michigan Nurse Registry
MI Department of Community Health
Bureau of Health Professions
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: 517-241-0554
Fax: 517-241-9416 
Minnesota Nurse Registry
MN Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
P.O. Box 64501
St. Paul, MN 55164-0501
Phone: 651-215-8705
800-397-6124 (in state only)
Mississippi Nurse Registry
MS State Department of Health
Bureau of Health Facilities
Licensure & Certification
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS  39215
143B LeFleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-364-1100
Fax: 601-364-5052
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 888-204-6213 
Missouri Nurse Registry
MO Department of Health & Senior Service
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Attn: Health Education Unit
Phone: 573-526-5686
Fax: 573-526-7656
Montana Nurse Registry
MT Department of Public Health & Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Phone: 406-444-4980
Fax: 406-444-3456 
Nebraska Nurse Registry
NE Department Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit
Nursing and Nursing Support
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-0537
Fax: 402-471-1066
Nevada Nurse Registry
NV State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: 775-687-7700
Verification: 888-590-6726
Fax: 775-687-7707 
New Hampshire Nurse Registry
NH Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2431
Phone: 603-271-6282
Fax: 603-271-6605
New Jersey Nurse Registry
Certification Program
PO Box 358
Trenton, NJ 08625-0358
Nationwide Toll Free Number:
866-561-5914
Fax: 609-633-9087
Registry managed by New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry PSI
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1000
Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08619
Phone: 1-877-774-4243 
New Mexico Nurse Registry
2040 South Pacheco Street
2nd Floor, Rm 413
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-9040
Fax: 505-476-9026 
New York Nurse Registry
NY State Department of Health
Bureau of Credentialing - Attn: Nurse Aide Unit
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-408-1297
Registry Managed by:
Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Verification: 800-918-8818
North Carolina Nurse Registry
(Nurse Aide 1)
NC Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Health Service Regulation
2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
Phone: 919-855-3969
Verification: 919-715-0562
Fax: 919-733-9764 
North Dakota Nurse Registry
ND Department of Health
Division of Health Facilities
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-2353
Fax: 701-328-1890 
Ohio Nurse Registry
OH Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2412
Verification: (outside OH): 614-752-9500
Verification (OH Residents only): 800-582-5908
Fax: 614-564-2461
Oklahoma Nurse Registry
OK State Departmentof Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 1111
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Phone: 405-271-4085
Fax: 405-271-1130 
Online Abuse Registry
Oregon Nurse Registry
OR State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Phone: 971-673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684 
Pennsylvania Nurse Registry
PA Department of Health
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1816
Registry Managed by:
Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-852-0518
Rhode Island Nurse Registry
RI Department of Health Professionals
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, Rl 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-5888
Fax: 401-222-3352
Online Abuse Registry
South Carolina Nurse Registry
SC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community and Facility Services
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-898-2587
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-475-8290
South Dakota Nurse Registry
SD Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: 605-362-2760
Fax: 605-362-2768
Tennessee Nurse Registry
TN Department of Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-5171 or 615-741-7670
Fax: 615-248-3601
Online Abuse Registry
Texas Nurse Registry
TX Department of Aging & Disability Services
Mail E-414
PO Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: 512-438-2050
Fax: 512- 438-2052
Verification: 800-452-3934
Utah Nurse Registry
UT Health Technology Certification Center
Room 2036, 550 E. 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: 801-547-9947
Fax: 801-593-2584 
Vermont Nurse Registry
VT State Board of Nursing
National Life Building,
Office of Professional Regulation
North Floor 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2396 or 888-287-5006
Fax: 802-828-2484 
Virginia Nurse Registry
VA Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4569
Fax: 804-527-4455
Automated: 804-270-6836
Washington Nurse Registry
Aging & Services Administration Disabilities
PO Box 45600
Olympia, WA 98504-5600
Phone: 360-725-2570
Fax: 360-493-2581
West Virginia Nurse Registry
WV Division of Health and Human Resources
Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification
408 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301-1713
Phone: 304-558-0050
Fax: 304-558-1442
Wisconsin Nurse Registry
WI Department Health Services
Division of Quality Assurance
Office of Caregiver Quality
P.O. Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
Phone: 608-261-8319
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 877-329-8760
Online Caregiver Misconduct Registry
Wyoming Nurse Registry
WY Board of Nursing
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7601
Fax: 307-777-3519


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