Nurse Aide Training and Registry: Statistics

Nurse Aide Registry Statistics

Listed below are the number of active nurse aides on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry by month for 2016 and 2017.

Month 2016 2017
January 63,342 61,057
February 63,179 60,892
March 62,992 60,865
April 62,880 60,592
May 62,624 60,374
June 62,356 59,935
July 62,376 59,897
August 62,227 59,784
September 62,106 59,754
October 61,716 59,709
November 61,640 59,582
December 61,644 59,550

 

  • A total of 7,508 individuals in 2016 and 7,066 in 2017, successfully completed the Wisconsin-approved standardized competency test and were added to the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.
  • A total of 22,946 individuals in 2016 and 19,364 in 2017, renewed their nurse aide status making them eligible to work in federally certified long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices, and hospitals.

Note: A nurse aide candidate has up to one year to take the nurse aide competency test after successfully completing their training. For example, a candidate who completed their training in 2017 may wait until 2018 to take the test.

Nurse Aide Training Program Statistics

Listed below are the number of nurse aides who have graduated from each type of training program in 2016 and 2017.

Training Program Type 2016 2017
High School 201 136
Home Health Agency 69 70
Hospital 264 201
Nursing Home 694 525
Private 1,233 1,294
State Center 221 317
University 144 71
Wisconsin Technical College 6,206 6,067
Total 9,032 8,681
Last Revised: June 6, 2018