The NNAAP consists of two components: a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration portion. The oral portion is offered in English and Spanish. Each candidate must successfully complete both components of the exam before a state can add their name to the state nurse aide registry. The state registry is used to assure employers that the potential hire has met the federal and state requirements for employment.
17 NCSBN jurisdictions utilize the NNAAP exam to determine nurse aide competency. Click on the 17 jurisdictions below to learn more about testing in your area.