COVID-19 Updates

Temporary Nurse Aide

This course is free and was designed to meet the critical staff shortages occurring as a result of COVID-19.

This 8-hour online training, in combination with the on-site training you will get at the facility where you are hired, will prepare you to work as a Temporary Nurse Aide, a temporary position intended to address the current state of emergency.

Where this Training Can Be Used
This training program meets standards in the following states: DE, IA, NE, NJ, NY, TN, WV
Additional training may be required in the following states: AL, DC, GA, SC
Please consult your state affiliate for additional information about your state’s requirements.

The Role of a Temporary Nurse Aide
Completion of this training, is intended to prepare you to provide aspects of resident care that includes:

  • Activities of Daily Living
    • Bathing
    • Oral Care
    • Grooming – Shaving and Nail Care
    • Dressing and Undressing
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Positioning, Moving, and Restorative Care
  • Nutrition and Elimination
  • Comfort Care and End of Life Care

Applying to Work in a Long Term Care Facility
Once you have completed all of the modules, you must take and pass the exam. You will then receive a certificate of completion that you can print and show to your hiring facility.

For information and suggestions on how to find a skilled nursing facility or assisted living community in need of a Temporary Nurse Aide, search for facilities in your area. See if their website offers directions on how to contact them and let them know you’ve taken and passed the AHCA/NCAL Temporary Nurse Aide training course. Each facility/company will have its own application process.

How to Get Started
You will need to register and create an account using your name and e-mail. Once you have created your account, you can register for the course (for free) and the contents will be available to you. You may complete the course on your own time, stopping as needed, and then rejoining the class wherever you left off.

To begin the training, click the Contents tab above, read and agree to the Program Acknowledgement in order to move on to Part 1.

For best results using the ahcancalED website, please consider the following:

  • Use Google Chrome (Internet Explorer does not support the bandwidth of the site)
  • Use a desktop computer
  • Use a hardwire connection, not Wifi

If you need assistance, please email

DISCLAIMER: AHCA/NCAL has created these courses to assist providers to recruit and train temporary staff during the national emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While the federal government has issued a blanket waiver for such temporary nurse aides, state requirements may need to be waived to permit individuals under this training program in your location. Employers should check with their state survey agencies and their state occupational licensing agencies, where applicable, to ensure individuals trained under this program are permitted to assist with care in your location.