New Temporary Nurse Aide

The Department of Public Health is allowing for a new temporary certification of a "Temporary Nurse Aide" to function as Connecticut certified nurse’s aide to address work increases and staffing shortages caused by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.  The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is offering an 8 hour online course for a Temporary Nurse Aide in combination with onsite training completed by the institution of hire. Completion of the training will result in a job title of Temporary Nurse Aide in the State of Connecticut.  The abbreviated nurse aide program permits a comprehensive care facility, such as a nursing home or other institution, to employ a trained Temporary Nurse Aide to perform defined resident care procedures that do not require the skill or training required for a Connecticut Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Steps to Register as a Temporary Nurse Aide in Connecticut 


***When seeking employment, have a copy of your American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) Certificate of Completion. 


If you should have any questions about this process please contact the Department of Public Health at