Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry


The Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry lists the status of State Registered Nurse Aides and the names of home health aides who, as determined by the Office of the Inspector General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, have a final finding of abuse.

Although nurse aides in Kentucky are often referred to as certified nurse aides, the correct title for a nurse aide listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry is State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA).

This website will NOT provide information on criminal background, child abuse, sex offenders, or professional licenses (other than KBN nursing licensure status).

SRNA Number

All nurse aides listed on the KNAR have an SRNA number that consists of eight (8) digits and begins with the number five (5). 

Validations of SRNA status may be made using the nurse aide's SRNA number or name.


Click on the Office of the Inspector General  link to report neglect, abuse or misappropriation. 

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry

The Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry began in October 1990 after the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) became law. The Nurse Aide Registry has two main functions:

  • To maintain a list of qualified nurse aides.
  • To maintain a list of aides who have abused residents in facilities.

All long term care facilities must check the registry and abuse status of individuals before hiring them.

In July 1999, the Kentucky Board of Nursing began maintaining the registry’s database records.

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See Also...

Kentucky Community & Technical College Systems

For Testing Procedures and Study Guide

Kentucky Department For Medicaid Services

For information about Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program

External Links...

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