Nurse Aide Competency Examinations

Qualified individuals who have been previously on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry, or who have written permission from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, may register to complete the required state written and clinical examination at Clarkson College. 


Examination Information

Clarkson College is approved to provide the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services required written and skills competency examinations for placement on the Nurse Aide Registry. Certain restrictions apply—to inquire on eligibility contact Wanda Vondehnal at 402.471.4971. Download Nurse Aide Competency Examinations Schedule

Examination sessions are offered during the day, evening and Saturdays. Please consult schedule and contact the Professional Development office regarding availability.

Clinical Competency Skills Examination provided individually during the scheduled 45 minute session with Nurse Aide Instructor. Scheduled time will be provided at registration; it will occur on same day as written examination. 


Competency Procedures

One hour is provided for written examination. Written examination is comprised of 100 multiple choice questions. Seventy percent or better is passing. Students who fail may retake the written examination a total of three times. Individuals must re-register and pay the exam fee each time it is taken.  

Forty-five minutes to one hour is provided for the clinical examination, during which students are required to perform six nurse aide skills independently. The clinical exam is a one-on-one session with the nurse aide instructor. Seventy percent or better is passing for each skill. Failure of one skill is failure of the exam. If a student fails, they may retake the clinical examination for a total of three times. Individuals must re-register and pay exam fee each time it is taken.


Course Fees

Payment due at the time of registration. Payable by cash, money order, check or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover). The following fees apply to all retakes, as well. There is not a preparatory or review class offered. 
Written Examination: $30
Clinical Skills Examination: $30


Cancellation Policy

Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation fees are non-refundable. Refunds are not provided if an individual cancels, does not attend, is unable to complete or fails testing. 


Examination Location

Clarkson College LL 003, 101 South 42 St., Omaha, Neb. (southeast corner of 42nd & Dodge St.)


Registration Information

Preregistration is required. The following registration options are available:
Phone: Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.
In-Person: The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map