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nursing assistant/nurse aide

NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the Washington, DC-based organization representing local public health departments in the U.S.

NAMD

National Association of Medicaid Directors

NAR

Nurse Aide Registry

NASUAD

National Association of State Units on Aging and Disabilities.

NATCEP

nurse aide training and competency evaluation program

NCPDP

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

NEMT

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

NF

Nursing Facility

NFB

National Federation of the Blind.

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association.

NGA

National Governors' Association.

NH

nursing home

NHA

nursing home administrator

NIA

National Institute on Aging.

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.

NICU

Neonatal Infant Care Unit, in a hospital.

NIDA

National Institute on Drug Abuse.

NIH

National Institutes of Health, a division of HHS; includes 17 research institutes and the National Library of Medicine.

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health.

NLTC

Non-long term care

Normalization

A principle employed in the developmental disabilities program area. It refers to using means to establish and/or maintain personal behaviors and characteristics which are as culturally normal as possible.

NOV

Notice of violation, in nursing home regulation.

NP

nurse practitioner

NSF

National Sanitation Foundation.

Nurse Aide Registry

The Department's record of qualified nurse assistants who work in hospitals or nursing homes, home health aides and hospice aides. These have successfully completed training and testing or are otherwise eligible to be included in the registry. Also a source of information for prospective employers about any finding that an aide when employed elsewhere abused or neglected a patient or resident or misappropriated a patient's or resident's property. Registry is operated by Department under ch. HSS 129 rules (qualifications part) and ch. HFS 13 rules (misconduct part).

Nursing Home

A place which provides 24 hour services including board and room to 3 or more unrelated residents who because of their mental or physical condition require nursing care. Nursing homes are licensed by DHS under ch. HFS 132 Adm. Codes.

NWC

Northern Wisconsin Center, a DHS residential facility for developmentally disabled persons near Chippewa Falls.