• Nurse Aide Registration Program
The Federal government passed legislation in 1987 entitled the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA). One of the provisions of that legislation was the registration of nurse aides. A Nurse Aide is defined as any individual providing nursing or nursing-related services to residents in a long term care facility who is not a licensed health professional, a registered dietitian or a volunteer who provides such services without pay. Nurse Aides must complete a training program and pass a knowledge test and a clinical skills test before they can be registered in Michigan. The Long Term Care Division in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Health Care Services is responsible for the administration of the nurse aide program. We review and approve the training programs and contract with Prometric to develop and administer the tests. Prometric also maintains the Michigan Registry which is the master list of all the certified nurse aides in Michigan.
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