Nurses need a certification to work in a nursing home. This certificate comes from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
To get a certificate, a nurse must:
- be listed in good standing on the State Nurse Aide Registry;
- complete an approved training program; and
- pass an exam.
Training is not needed if the nurse is already a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Feeding assistants do not need this certificate.